Originally Posted by el queso
In the dirt it's not even going to be close - the 990 is a big dirt bike in sheep's clothing.
KFhunter, do yourself a favor and score a test ride...
I am a GS rider and let me tell you that the GS is a very good street bike that will go off road. The 990 is a very good "big" dirt bike that goes on the tarmac to your favorite off road trail.
I'm waiting for the 1190 R to come to the US to replace my GS Adventure. While my GS has been faithful, as I age it seems to be getting heavier off road
, so come on KTM and import the 1190 R.