KTM! Wow. Big money there. I love those bikes. An adventure bike is coming soon. My love is a Tiger 800 Xcx but the Africa Twin is definitely up there too. KTM is a beast.
Nah not big money, unless you're buying a new one.
The other bike that went with me is an 800 XCX. Good bike, but not nearly as off road oriented as the KTM. Far better fuel mileage though, which is a big deal when we're riding 200+ mile stretches with no fuel. Same goes for the GS - I sold my 1150 GS. It just doesn't compare. The huge fuel tanks up top really make them harder to maneuver at slow speeds/technical terrain. Not to mention the KTM 950 is a beast and significantly more fun to ride. Heard lots of good things about the Honda AT.
The only issue I had with my KTM is all the elevation changes - from sea level to around 5K feet in a day and back to sea level. Mine still has carbs, though I do have the external adjustments on it - still a pain in the ass to remember one turn = 1,000 ft elev change, etc. The 990 is the same bike for the most part, but fuel injected.
That being said my next bike will likely be a late model KTM Baja. If you don't frequent www.advrider.com, you should. Good MX info there too.