I had one in the 1992 in Germany; loved the engine and the high seating position.
My R1200GS is a road bike at least for me. The XR650L was a lot more fun
because it was less heavy so I'd recommend this for the more casual off-road application if you can say so.
I'm surprised to see that Honda has not made any real changes to it for at least 15years or so, can that be?