My dealer had no problem letting me test ride my 2012 2/3 Adventure. I took a quick ride around the area, came back, thought about it for a few minutes and put a deposit on it. Came back the next day, wrote it up and rode it home. It's been nothing but "Yo' Baby" since then.
My other bike, a 2006 Kawasaki Nomad is still in my garage-to be sold this Spring- and i haven't had her out since I got the Strom in July. The Nomad is a very powerful bike, but very heavy. The Adventure is 300 lbs. lighter, infinitely more nimble and I've had no complaints about power at all. She does whatever I ask her to.
Great bike. You can't go wrong.