I test rode the '12 Explorer and before I knew it was throwing it around at 160klm/hr. It is a great motor and a beast on the road.
Problem is, at its size it would be a beast off the road too. I can't imagine with it's height, width and weight ever taking it off more than a formed gravel road.
Problem is, the 800XC is uncomfortable over 80klm/hr and wouldn't give me the tour I want of a bike. I was sick of it by the end of the test ride.
The 1050, with some adjustment, gives the best of everything. I wish I could get some deeper cut tyres though. No TKC80s, but something like an Anakee or Trailwing.
I love riding along and seeing a dirt road as an opoortunity to explore rather than off limits. Still "hardening" the 1050 at this point but working towards a comfortable adventure tourer.