LOL! Way to heavy!
No shit! And so are most so-called adventure bikes. I love that part in the Long Way Round series, when Ewen and Chuck are dropping their GS pigs every two seconds, but their cameraman 'Claudio' sails by them with ease, on a piece of crap Russian 350 two-stroke twin. It's such a no-brainer.
The DL650 and DL1000 are both great bikes, but defintiley not because they are great off road bikes. No amount of photos I may see of guys riding big bikes off road will ever convince me otherwise.
The Stroms are best when ridden in context...
They are both great bikes for people who don't want a boat for a bike, because they know there are going to be times when they will want to ride on dirtroads. Which is something bikes like the FJR, Goldwing, ST1300, or Connie 14 are all not very good at.
If you want something inbetween, a KTM 640 is the way to go, not a DL650.
Other Strommers get really pissed with me for saying that, but hey, it's just the way it is.