Ask most people which brand comes to mind when you talk Adventure bikes and more often than not its BMW Dakar.
If you have a spare $14,000 dollars laying around, looking to do some off road long distance touring then the Dakar is one of the best options. BMW have a wide variety of luggage touring accessories and there is no shortage of performance enhancements from companies like Motohansa. If you have the budget, and you're looking for an all rounder the F 650 GS Dakar will definitely do the job.
Smooth engine, heated grips, comfortable seat
Off-road ride, spray off the front wheel in the wet, weight.