For making monster roosts!
Off road verses off pavement is drastically thing. Most "Adventure" bikes see limited "off pavement" like groomed fire break roads. I was just in Labrador and there are several hundred kilometers of the TLH still unpaved but it is a groomed road. There are sections where you can do 100 MPH and others where they are laying down stone or grading 25 or 30 MPH will pucker you up. Especially if you are going from a high seed section then find yourself in the middle of a slow seed section.
Most "adventure" bikes do not see off-road even wide open single track let alone hardcore single track.
I too thinks its funny everyone what more power but they want a bike with traction control and 36 power control modes so they can dumb down the power but still brag they have a trillion HP bike.
I can save manufacturers millions in R&D just pull a couple lug wires to reduce the power.
I like high torque smooth large 4 cylinder engines. Upright riding position with a supple suspension. heavy is ok I'll never be going off road just crappy back roads. I don't need 150 HP, just peak torque @ low rpm's.
In the shed- 07 DL1000, 13 ZG1400, 16 VFR1200X