No problem. Lots of KTM fans here, and several people prefer the Super Duke GT to the S1000XR, too. Interestingly, I havenít seen many folks here who prefer the big KTM adv bike to the GS. Maybe thatís because the KTM adv bikes seem to be more hard-core and off-road biased, except for maybe the BMW F850GS.
I used to ride with someone that had a 1290SA and believe me when I say that 160 hp is intoxicating in that bike. He enjoyed spanking us GS guys every chance he got and had his very well sorted for hard off-road use as well. On the spec sheet and on the road, the KTM wins. Off-road and in the heart and soul, the GS wins. I know, that's really subjective and you'd think the KTM would be a better weapon off-road but the low CG of the GS is much more preferable for me. I can ride my GS almost like a trials bike in tight gnarly terrain and I think I'd have more difficulty doing that on the KTM even with the 21" front. Maybe it's just what I'm used to...
'12 K1600GT (gone but not forgotten)
'13 S1000RR (sold it to Allstate)
'14 KLR 650 New Edition (gone and thanks for the memories)
'16 R1200GS Triple Black (for all of it)
'16 KTM Super Duke 1290 R (for the inner hooligan in me)
'18 WR250R (for all of it...but slower)