I have an '04 KTM 950 which I love. I'm only at about 7000 miles/11,000 km in the last year but I've had a few long days on it.
Mods & additions: My previous bike was the F650 Dakar. I had a set of Al Jesse's luggage on it. The same bags will fit the 950 (& the Vstrom) so all I had to obtain was new racks. Since I sold the bike to Al, part of the deal included new racks and a Jesse "pizza box".
I also added a 12-v socket in the plastic part of the side area. I used a marine-type, low profile socket that looks fairly nice where I mounted it. I'll probably mount another one on the other side/same spot.
I removed the rubber from the footpegs. That effectively lowered the pegs a little and gives my boots more bite on the footpegs.
I'm 6'2"/1,88m so I installed the KTM handlebar risers. I also installed a new airbox cover from Summer KTM that opens up the box a bit.
I took the exhausts and remove the catalytic converters by drilling them out from the flange end. This uncorks the engine and lets out a fair amount of heat that the catalytic converters retain.
I raised the needles on the carbs one notch.
I added a Laminar Lip which pushes the air to the top of my helmet instead of mid-helmet.
I use a Caterpillar o-ring as a throttle-holder to give my arms a rest. This is the same size that a lot of BMW guys use.
I hardwired the power for the GPS using the unswitched acc. lead already fused. I mounted an old Touratech GPS holder above the speedo.
I purchased a "Boejangles" seat. Search www.advrider.com
for his contact info. The seat is absolutely first class and is simply beautiful.
I tried the Corbin seat. If it's the original one that they've always offered, be careful. It's extremely slick/slippery.
That's it. It sounds like a long list but in reality, it's not bad.
Trip wise - I've got a couple of 1,000+ km days on it. It wasn't easy but then again, I'm north of 45 and don't tolerate trips like I used to. :-)
Power and handling are excellent. Miles is about 40 mpg which is a lot less that the Dakar but I'll take the power every day. No problems with the bike and I'm hoping to do a trip to Central America this year assuming I can get the time off - a huge problem for me.