Originally Posted by Reaver
"Do what it needs". I've seen it many times. I mean, does anyone take their GS offroad? (2%?)
Why build it tough?
Truer words were never spoken.
Though you are being a little bit harsh, I will bet it is more like 8 out of 10 GS owners never take their bikes off road.
Out of the other 20%, it was likely about 75% only road to a campsite or on a connecting fire road because they had to.
Then the from the remaining 25%, about 50% wish they had something much lighter, nimble, and cheaper to fix when dropped.
The remainder are happy go lucky, good off road riders and/or masochists.