It's interresting to see but I find it funny that in this review, they never tested it Off Road.
Isn't it what a GS is supposed to be for?
Or is it "a Jeep Thing" where most of them never see dirt?
Sadly more than 90 % of the GS's don't touch anything harsher than dual tracks and fire roads..
I use to make sure the percentage change by helping/teaching classes, but most riders are to concern with wasting such a big investment (for that very reason I never buy new bikes, unless is no used ones in the market (KTM950 for example, but I got a "Pro deal" on it, but still feels bad to scratch a brand new bike, so I scratch it with my boot on purpose since the first scratch is the one that really "LIberates you")..
i think the problem is that many of the riders get a GS as a first bike, or at least the first bike that can be taking on anything different than plain pavement..
Besides a TDM a 11GS was my first "Dirt bike", (But I was a pro mountain bike/downhill racer at the time so the skills kind of overlap) sincerely to really gain skills people need to smart in much smaller less powerful (engine and braking, no sensors, no aids) bikes and if possible at a much younger age too (I start riding at 32 (57 now)
the GS's just teach you some really horrible habits that you need to De-learn before you can become a proficient rider, for example Jimmy's classes are insally good, best investment ever even if you only ride on the road since they teach you how to ride in "Inconsistent surfaces" from Cut Grass, to wet metal plates on bridges, wet pavement, etc)
Sadly no picture day today (the icon those not show) but I have millions of fun pictures..