Well...you are really twisting this rather innocent comment now.
So, purpose of Crosstourer is to race sportbikes in Alps? Is this why you buying it? That's clownish for sure. Or you did not read tread.
Anecdotal? Except that it is not rare case. Supermotards of 690 niche long ago became choice for paved and badly paved roadtrips over here. Nothing anecdotal about it. 50% of my friends sold their heavyweight and travel on 690s etc.
With all this - I am guilty of off topic discussing it here, I admit it.