There are much better weapons available. A Strom off-ROAD (not just off pavement) is like a dog walking on two legs: the interesting thing is that it does it at all, not that it does it well. I used to be VP of an Enduro club; when I had my DL1000, I also had a DRZ and a GasGas 200 (2-stroke). The Strom was NOT what I would choose for the woods. Just because some guy insists on doing it doesn't mean that it is a good bike for it. Instead of going for a lot of aftermarket stuff to armor up a mixed surface road bike and change its suspension, and STILL have it be a heavy pig, if you want a bike for off-ROAD then buy a dirt bike. OTOH if you want to do mixed surface long distance RTW type stuff for less cost than a BMW-GS, go for it. I'll say it again, just because some particular person wants to make a silk purse of a sow's ear, doesn't make it a good choice for the other 99.9% of us.