This may not apply to everyone but I have given this some thought lately. From where I live I can be in the NF in minutes on my Polaris 500 and it's trailer can haul a lot and with great fuel range. I have camped on the Deschutes River and have made treks back to my house via the woods on it. Like I said the advantage may only apply to those of us who have the ability to access the woods/desert areas from home but given the ability and the versatility of the quad I see no disadvantage - other than a mechanical breakdown. Any thoughts on this?