Its a great bike but decided that i'd rather go the adventure bike route.. have close to a mile of gravel to contend with in the new area moving to and a multitude of gravel roads in the vicinity so probably will be the better experience overall
Side note if interested. I have a 650 V-Strom set up for touring. Not a powerhouse by any means (I changed my front sprocket for a 15tooth), and hauls my 105kg frame around no issues. Parts, servicing, fuel economy are all good.. Purely my 2c of coarse.