Those are valid points, both about the KTMs being above my off-roading ability and also being more maintenance prone. I do think that, at least with the adventure bikes, the manufacturers have been doing a better job of improving that. On the 1290 Adventure R they've got the first service at 10k miles/15k km, which is pretty good. I tend to think the adventure riding segment is ultimately mostly where I want to be, and having something that's got the fun on and off road I think is what I'd like. But, for now, I'll just keep watching and maybe go tire kicking at some point.