Ok, I have made a couple of jokes on this thread about "what a bike can do". I'm not sure if I was clear but I think this has to be said and understood. Bikes are only capable of what the rider can do. Nothing more. Fish swim, birds fly, and mammals run. There are fish who can walk, birds who can swim and mammals who can fly or swim. But, for fuck shake, no shark is going to outrun a cheetah. If I'm planning on doing some single track, I take my XR250 because it is easy to handle on that terrain. If it's a rectrack day, I'd choose a CBR600 and to climb some rocks, a trials bike. Because those bikes make their particular task better than the others. When I'm doing a big trip, I like twin adv bikes. Because I can carry luggage easily, do several thousand of kms/miles on the road and several thousands out of the roads (I'm not saying the infamous word). I couldn't do half of the trip on a CBR (or goldwing) or the other half on the XR250. Or, if I did, I wouldn't enjoy that much. AND, as the twin adv can do both, it's good at none. I know some people who are really good at riding (Like... really). But one day, I had the chance to go to the release of a new bike. When the time to ride it arrived, there was this guy called Marc Coma..... My expectations were high, but HOLY SHIT!!! Videos of extremely talented riders doing whatever on whatever the bike, mean absolutely nothing. I couldn't care less if the guy is a world class rider or a talented inmate. Don't fool yourself guys. The fact that David Frétigné rides a S10 on dunes, Sthephan Peterhansel jumps a R1 in the sand or the Ozzies ride big twins in that forest, only means THEY can do it. It has absolutely nothing to do with the bike they are riding. The T7 is 200kg, it's tall, the fuel is located as high as it could be and the rear tyre is wide and low profile. All that is ok when everything is ok. It will play against you when things are not that ok. Think about what YOU can do with it. Edit: Sorry for the offroad... sorry, offtopic and all the bla bla bla. Riding gods, please, don't roast me too much.