Are you sure Rogerborg?
While this Honda is simply and adventure look-alike, I and many others I know regularly take our GS bikes off-road on a regular basis and have taken it on many multiple week trips to places where the road simply doesn't exist. We also commute on them. Me, I do it daily.
We, unlike you, understand that the GS type bikes are NOT enduro or MX bikes nor were they meant to be. Yet, guys like you keep bringing this comparison up saying the GS falls short because it is not a true off roader. It isn't meant to be one. The GS absolutely does not fall short of it's intended purpose, which is akin to that of an SUV.
An SUV is not a Dakar off road trophy truck. An SUV is also not a 1 ton pickup truck. An SUV is not a McLaren F1. An SUV is not a minivan. An SUV offers a good bit of "can do it all" compromise, just not as well as a purpose built vehicle focused on a single task.
An adventure bike is the same way. It can go on or off road quite capably and comfortably for thousands of miles carrying 100 pounds of luggage without stopping for fuel for 350 miles at a time. It also will carry you and all your gear into the back country, cross streams and sand dunes, weave through the woods if the trail is wide enough, climb hills and traverse rutted out fields. You just can't be stupid enough to think you can do it at David Knight's pace. I've gone a lot of places that people with pure road bikes will never see.
Likewise, I wouldn't dream of taking my plated CRF450X on a 6000 mile road trip while carrying anything. It must be a failure as a road bike then. Fekkin' Honda trying to pull one over on us.