Well, I’m definitely that kind of nut job. But the thinking behind this month’s cover story is pretty defensible. Makers of big adventure-touring rigs—under the now-familiar ADV shorthand—tout their ability to go “anywhere.” That’s in quotes because each brand’s definition is different. For BMW and KTM, the word is used literally. Because of aggressive factory development, participation in racing, and scores of owners willing to push the limits, these companies know how to build in real off-road capabilities despite the presence of conveniences like cruise control, heated grips, and more electronics than the space shuttle. Sometimes, though, the appearance of a 600-pound machine able to navigate boulder gardens or slithery single tracks is just that, an appearance.