I understand what you mean by being a purist. If I could have three or more bikes or just had one specific use for a bike, then I am sure I too might consider my self a purist. However, the truth is, like many folks, I'm buying just one bike to do many things on (commute to work, monthly group rides and semiannual out-of-state touring, etc.). About the only thing this bike will not be doing is riding off the pavement.
I believe that the Concourse 14 can do all these things and do them well. It can provide comfort for it’s driver and passenger (highway pegs, throttle lock, lots of storage/bags, wind protection, music, GPS, reasonable heat management, etc.) plus so much more. It has the performance to run with just about anyone anywhere at any time.
I will not be hanging a barn door on my new bike. But, if I find something that makes it more practical or efficient (louder pipes, highway pegs, accent lights) in meeting my needs for comfort or safety, then I will consider them and as I can afford them, they’ll get added.
When I'm riding it's all about me and my comfort, Not, keeping the motorcycle in it's pure state. In fact that's one thing that is got me set on the Concourse 14; It's different (not like all the Harley's you see).