I have zero personal experience, but both bikes are aimed at the same market. IMO considering the two brands, the KTM will work better in the dirt and be good on the road, while the BMW will be better on the road and OK in the dirt.So how does this stack up against the bmw 310gs? Which bike would better serve as an in town commuter that will see dirt maybe 1x/month.
For what it’s worth, I just wrapped this up for the ‘17-‘19 500 EXC-F. Ready for the 1st prod. run.KTM 500 fits that description. Fuel injected, electric start, very streetable especially with a few mods, and a bunch lighter than a wr250r. There are a bunch of guys doing RTW trips on 500s.