Welcome to the forum and thanks for your review. We here in the USA are drooling over the photos and ride reports on KTM 1190.
I ride a 2012 R120 GSA, love the bike, best I ever had, and I have had a lot of them, Harleys, Triumph, etc... So, if KTM turn out to be nicer than the upcoming 2014 GSA, than that's what I will buy.
Meanwhile I appreciate reviews like yours.
I will for sure test drive them both before a made up my mind. For me, it is not about the Brand, but about the bike.