That is a link to my own thread. No, I do not know the history of this forum, or why it was started? Where do I find out? I do know that it is heavily BMW oriented. But to me, adventure riding means taking pretty much any bike, loading it down with everything it can carry and just a little bit more, and taking off on a long trip to somewhere you have not been before. That can be done on a cruiser, or a scooter, or a Goldwing, though most people seem to equate it with large displacement dual sport bikes. I don't think it would be much fun on an "RR" bike. Well at least it wouldn't be for me. Long distance riding IMO requires comfort above anything else.