Every fricken review of the AT makes me jones for one all that much more.
Seems like a no brainer. The heavy ones are too tall and have goofy tire sizes, making them a big compromise for street riding. Conversely, their tire sizes aren't goofy enough to make them excel in dirt, nevermind that they're too tall, heavy, and powerful for most to do that well either.
For the price difference you could get an AT for "adventuring" and a barely used middle weight sportbike for street/track riding and have the best of both worlds.
OTOH, I could see the non AT's in this comparo being the better option for taking Mr & Mrs Sasquatch touring.
This trend of making bike engines so powerful that they need electronic governing to keep their tires hooked up and their riders from killing themselves, seems pretty well overdone at this point.
Honda wins this one hands down.
Now if they put 17" wheels and drop the height of their new VFR 1200 by about 3", I could see me owning another Honda. The last time I bought one was 1997.