Have just sold my Adventure and am going back to an 81 R100RS. I found the Adventure to be adequate on tar however off road, even on decent gravel the bike was heavy (to be expected after all it's not a XR) and vague in the front end. I think this vagueness is largely to do with a smaller front wheel (19 down from 21). It did not inspire confidence at all. For anyone thinking of doing serious gravel and outback adventures and you want a Beemer, go for an older 100GS and in particular look for the PD. An excellent bike, I had one for 8 years and sold it to get the Adventure. Bad move. The Adveture looks tough, can be loaded with tonnes of gear and goes like stink, but when it gets to the meat of the matter, off road, I'm sorry it just doesn't cut it.