Hi all I've been a nearly AT owner on and off since the CRF came out , bad timing in my bike ownership cycle has kept me from that and still does for the moment. My history with big adv bikes started with a 1150GSA 2002 (pre ewan/charley ) . I traded that for a KTM950Adv after the big Bim let me down on a tour of Northern Spain and BM services were a huge let down (I ended up bodging my own repairs). I didn't realise with 1st yr KTMs the owners were beta testers , though once I'd ironed some carb crinkles it was a good bike, until early wear water pump issues surfaced. I avoided further Adv bike ownership for a few years until tempted by Tenere 660, which was good but gutless, so that led to a XT1200Z 1st Ed SuperTenere. That bike was a boat anchor but it just got on with doing without drama or fuss. I owned that for 4 and a bit years until tempted by new bike fever. At this point the new AT was rumoured but not confirmed and had it appeared then I'd have been an early adopter. At the same time KTM appeared to have fixed most of the bugs in the 1190 Adv (took them 3 years) so I traded the S10, for an R version. I tried to love the big KT but it felt flat under 6k rpm and nearly unusable at WOT over 6k, due it wanting to tankslap . It also didn't make a good long haul ride as it was vibey. That was departed and since then I've been Adv bike less with the most recent ride acquisition being a CB1100RS , a rose tinted nod to my spotty youth. So at some point I may get an AT into the garage when I get to my next bike swap cycle , though not this or maybe next year (or until I thin the herd ) . So figure I'll lurk and learn whilst lusting over the new Adv Sports version . So at risk of upsetting some is the AT a good update for the old KTM 950 Adv? It does seem closer to the old KT than other bikes and I mean that in a good way , barring the reliablilty issues I think the 950 was a good compromise big adv bike (better than the 1190 versions ).