The Africa Twin 1000 is 85.7 HP
vs (for a reference)
for the 1000 vs
for the 650 vs
for the BMW R1200GS. (for a reference)
I ride in mountains too and it is enough for me but I am 210 lbs. I really haven't felt the need for more power - even after riding an R1200GS all day once on a swap. Maybe loaded with gear if traveling cross-country.
Slow compared to the 650?
The 1000 is a 36.7% jump in HP over the 650 and there is only about a 7% weight difference. That's quite a difference.
You forgot something:
VFRX - restricted to 127 HP, with a reflash removing the restrictions, 160 HP. The above listed bikes are somewhat limited off-road capable, I would not consider the VFRX as an off road bike, although there are some that do it.
Then there is also the Super Tenere to consider.
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2017 VFR1200X Crosstourer (Chili)
2016 GL1800 Goldwing, sold good riddance.
2013 V Strom DL650 Adventure AKA Max, Fun, different, did I say fun? (traded)
2004 FLHTC Ole Red, all lower 48, several times (sold 180k miles did lower 48 four times)
1999 FXST Stage 4 Evo AKA Bitch Bike and holeshot king
1998 FXDWG Red Grey (sold)
1997 XL (Mom's bike)
1976 XLCH Iron Head (Leaker)
1978 ZIR TC (AKA Smoky) Rated "R" not for kids under 17 (Seized by father)
1976 CB 750 (AKA trouble)
1976 MT 250 Elsinore (My favorite, rode the country on a 2 stroke)
1974 CB 350-F4 (AKA Dog)
1974 Kawi 100E (AKA Sparky the mud bug)
1972 KV 75 kawi
1970 Rupp mini bike