Rode both for 3 hours today. My brother who has never riden anything except a Harley and swears he has NO interest in riding off road, bought a brand new KTM 690 for "gravel road expeditions". Before I get into any details I'll just say this... He went from looking like he might get killed very quickly, to looking like a seasoned veterin off roader when we traded bikes. On the other hand, after some adjustments (have burn marks to prove it thanks to the exhaust being opposite side of normal, I was pulling 4th gear wheelies and hitting 50 foot long drop-offs (@8' off ground) on the KTM. I could honestly rip trails equally on either machines. Very, very different machines!!!