A few weeks ago I posted a thread asking if a Yamaha WR450f or KTM 450 EXC was a better choice for me in Costa Rica. After looking around at the dealers here I noticed the Yamahas go for about $10,500 and the KTM 450 & 500's go for $11,000. I know I want to buy new, and I decided if I am going to be overcharged for a bike, it may as well be the KTM. But now that I have looked at the 2014s online, I noticed the Enduro 690R and I'm back to square one. But I won't ask the typical "Which is best - This apple or this orange" type question. I have accepted that I will be the limiting factor off road, especially in a jungle environment instead of my home town of San Diego, California. And since my experience is with 250 dual sports in the past, both engines have characteristics that will be foreign to me. What it ultimately comes down to for me is comfortability over a whole day of 50/50 riding. I may also join in on a 3 day weekend trip to Panama with a few friends on KTM 990 Adventures. So the question is: Is the 690 Enduro worth the (estimated) $2000 in terms of comfortability? Or can I use that money to buy a seat that is just as comfortable on the 500 and have some left over for a GPS? I realize not a lot of people will have 2014's but older models should be largely the same, right? FYI I'm not worried about seat height. I'm 6'3" with long legs. Any thoughts? Thanks.