Yes. Well, it used to be, but since bikes got so reliable, we forget the old days of elemental riding where you had to contend with many things.
I'm sure ancient ancestors would laugh at us saying we are adventure riders when our idea of adventure is a good but unpaved road or having to contend with using our cell phones to call the next dealer to address a needed repair on our bikes.
Of course the other side of this is that the reality is we get maybe 2 weeks off to do a trip. If we get a major breakdown 1 day in, we're stuck until next year.
I guess like all things, you pay your price and pick your poison.