I was being a bit snarky when I made the coffee shop comment. When I had the opportunity to sit on one, it seend very comfortable and only a bit wider than the multistrada.
As a larger rider of a certain age I can see why the adventure bikes are gaining in popularity. Ergonomics alone would make any of the big adv bikes a great alternative for me. Ergo wise all the latest tall roaders remind me of the the old school sit up & beg UJM's of the 70's. Cruise, tour, carve, and the ability to do some off roading..... sounds like a well rounded machine to me. The thing to remember when going off road is that the biggest adv bikes are the moto equivalent of a crossover car. Yeah you can go off road but don't try to keep up with true dirt bikes.
I get that. I loved my Multistrada for it's ergos and the ability to eat up miles regardless of when and where. Highway, twisties, dirt... didn't matter. Too bad it had so many glitches or I'd still have it.
I will probably never take my CBR on another trip since the 990 arrived. it is easier to pack, has better range, and is far more comfortable to ride all day. Don't get me wrong, I love the CBR but the 990 is my touring choice. the added benefit is when you see a road like this you can see where ir goes.
Seriously considering a 990ADV once I've gotten the title to the Tuono.