Test road the KTM and the new Tiger Explorer back-to-back. She's never ridden and is 6' so I expected a struggle but both bikes accelerated great with us, no issues in turns, etc. The KTM was much better at blocking wind and felt like it had a smaller footprint/presence. The Tiger was nice. Never rode a shaft drive-uber smooth and opens a world of sexual innuendo on the ride lol. She was comfortable on both.
The KTM gave me some of those "warm & fuzzys" haha so I'm leaning that way. They have a Multi but ran out of time. Not sure the Multi is worth the extra $$ but I'll ride before dismissing.
Regarding pricing-I think I'll assume the dealer's prices are marked up at least $1k. Seems to be a trend because the same 2007 Tiger listed $5900 on Craiglist is now being sold by a (different) dealer for $8300!!!