Why? That might be your first question. The LC8 motor is a fabulous unit designed specifically for the task. I like it. I looked at purchasing a nice used 950 Adventure, but the size and heft was overwhelming for me--five eight, 150 lbs, 31" inseam, 66 years old. If (when) I drop it, I'd have to leave it. So I looked at the 690 KTM. Nice. Scarce. Expensive. But I didn't want a single. I already have a 2012 KTM 500 set-up for dual sport and it's great. I wanted a twin for more highway use than the 500 would tolerate. The Suzuki SV650 is a great little twin, the power (70hp, 47 ft lbs torque) made it a good candidate for an Adventure bike. The Wee-Strom is such a bike, but heavier than I'd like. Besides, I needed a project. But mostly, I'm a guy, and when you're a guy, it doesn't have to make sense. I've done stupid stuff before. Yamaha YZ450 motor in an R6 chassis.