People go RTW on just about anything. Vespas, Goldwings, Harleys, R1's, you name it... and sure it's possible to go around the planet without practically leaving the tarmac. But personally I think an "ADV bike" should have some credibility also outside the paved road, cos that's where a lot of ADV riders will want to go to from time to time. This bike looks just about as capable there as a Bandit, for example. Another thing is that it makes about the same power as a 1 cylinder 650cc, so its about 20hp down on other 650 twins in this category, and yet it's among the heaviest of them. Power is not so important in this class, but two-up fully loaded could still feel like... well, try that with a 20 year old 600cc Transalp. It has roughly the same output. Other than that, I believe it is a very nice bike in many ways.