Ha! Maybe the "captain" just doesn't posess the maturity to enjoy a decent little trail bike.. Hell, there's nothing wrong with a 400t either for that matter..
Build the little 185, have fun with it..
Besides, have you ever tried riding a street bike on trails?
Different bikes, different days, moods, terrains, they all have their strong suits and most can be enjoyed when ridden in their elements by a rider pointed at the proper objective.. Enjoying things for what they are and not being hung up on some power trip..
Current rides: DR650, CT90.
Riding whatever runs, wherever I want.