LDC, enduro bikes of today are not so much a “weapon” used for certain ADVing that you are Implying. The modern bikes of today are perfectly capable of lugging around all day long loaded up with luggage and fuel. The lighter the better. The reason so many are used in this scenario. Graham Jarvis-esque? Once again, not true. Many ‘trail bike’ level riders are using these so called enduro “weapons” with success. I’m surprised to hear you think the likes of the enduro bike converted for the likes of high country tripping is used by the likes of Pro/Expert riders only. I agree many will be sold, but many more could be. It’s still carrying weight even if you shed say 8kg. That then makes it 10kg heavier than my FE570 at 120cc greater. A choked up 570 puts out double the hp of a choked up one of these. All for a design that’s 10 years old. Ok they have made an attempt at producing what so many others have achieved with enduro bikes. In my opinion, which I’m entitled to, they failed. If your happy to have less, considerably less for the asking of $13k that’s your business. For the same money you can have a Beta RR350. 109kg off the showroom floor and about 15 hp more out the door. Sorry mate but it’s just a no brainer. I don’t see anything about this bike that makes it worth purchasing over what’s avail today and has been for some time.