Originally Posted by Moronic
...Joe has been supplied an 1190 R that he is riding through Africa.
Nice to see it in action. Seems to go well in the sand.
It's been my experience that the top tier riders will routinely perform in a manner not always consistent with us mere mortals. (Witness Jimmy Lewis, Ned Suesse, et al.)
Obviously, few manufacturers will not simply "donate" a first-release model to the aforementioned "mere mortals". Nonetheless, Yes, it is nice to see the bike used in a real-world environment.
The LAST thing this mere mortal needs is a bigger, heavier and more expensive machine to ride offroad.