Ok. It is highly capable and very forgiving and if I did not care about looks I might be tempted. But for the money I will stick to my Moto Guzzi V7III Special. It has the retro looks I want, does everything I ask of it, is comfortable and she is paid for.
And the exhaust note...traded my old R90/6 for a Guzzi 1000 SPIII, after riding with a pal on his LeMans...and never looked back, until after I sold it for a new K1200 GT. But still think the Guzzi was pick of my lot.
When I get off the bike I rarely look back at it, but I do check it before I continue my ride. Perhaps those who really ride don’t care how a bike looks, but how it performs the task required of it, like a good quality tool. It’s also about the quality of ride experience, sitting in the saddle for 500+ miles a day and watching the scenery roll by is what I’m looking at… 2007 R1200GS, paid for and closing in at 100K miles. White Rim Trail, take the KLR, unless you’re a large fellow with skills. Or not a large fellow with digging skills 😅