More suitable suspension and knobby-esqe Continental Twinduro rubber add up to an edge for the Adventure, but with a full 8.7 gallons of super-unleaded on board, it's 60 pounds heavier and a genuine handful on technical terrain unless you take your time. The revamped six-speed is excellent, but there's more slack in the Paralever driveline than we'd like. A whiff of throttle erases that and keeps the Telelever tracking. Closing it relaxes the front suspension enough to make scary/painful/expensive changes to your cornering trajectory. But fear not: With the ESA toggled to its stiffest settings, the maximum GS will claw its way over, around or through the sort of terrain that would stuff the average 4x4's oil pan into its air filter. A new tapered-aluminum handlebar helps the off-road cause on both bikes, and its new reversible mount makes standing up on the Adventure's broad, saw-tooth pegs much easier.