The KTM is the one that truly works and feels like a big dirtbike, which to me is the whole point of this category. It's downright slim and light-feeling compared to the others, with suspension that's properly balanced and a motor that's modern, fast and fun. Street manners are top-notch considering all the suspension travel, and the pumpkin-colored bike will flat disappear from the others in a straight line. The BMW really impressed me, too, as I had no idea a bike this big could actually function off the tarmac. It feels balanced and capable, but it's massive in every respect. Street-wise, it takes some getting used to, with a disjointed feel that only starts to make sense after a couple of hours. I've spent the most time with the Buell and have found it to be a fabulous everyday commuter due largely to its tall-guy ergos. Off-road, I was wishing for a few more inches of fork travel and better balance. That's not an issue on the street, however, as the front end is so light you can just lean back and loft it out of corners, hero-style.