It should come as no surprise that the OG in adventure bikes had drawn the attention of all manufactures in the space and some very stiff competition has risen from the Austrian fellows.
The Verdict, the cliff notes, the cheat sheet? You guessed it, They actually are 2 different machines. But you will have to listen to the episode in order to hear all the details.
I have spent time on both bikes and although they occupy they are in the Mid Weight Adventure Class, they bring two distinct rides and abilities to the table. If you are considering one or the other I recommend you take a listen and of course you can Always join The Bivouac and ask questions on the show thread for this episode!