Well, I now have an official 500 big ones on my 'new' Fullseven S RX. I did some off-roading today and had an epiphany: @2wheel
is totally correct. If you're buying a Haibike exclusively for off-roading, go with the higher torque. I realized that going off-road is fun, but it is not my preference for the predominance of my rides. I really like pavement riding, and with the compromising structure of the streets today, that dual suspension totally rocks (literally).
I like to ride off road about 20% of the time and at minimal to medium technical difficulty. I like riding alone and without a cell phone, so cliffs that end in a bouncing bolder climb is not what I consider "fun". Don't get me wrong, I like taking rocky terrain and I do ride at night, but considering I've grown fond of my teeth and what joint movement I have left, I'll pass on the Alpha-Male downhill gavel pit rides.
With that in mind, I can say that my decision to go with the Fullseven S RX was perfect. Since I do love my pavement rides, the speed has really proven to be an asset. So I would qualify this bike as a great "all-rounder", leaning more toward the road rider. Even with the off-road tires, the bike is still smooth, and I don't hesitate to pull off for a quick "shoulder" ride. It does surprisingly well in soft sand, in limited patches.
As I noted in another post, if you're buying a MTB exclusively for going off-road (70-100%), get the Bosch CX motor. If you can't reach that price, opt for the Yamaha or the Brose before surrendering to the Performance Line (even the Speed Performance Line). If you ride 50/50, get two bikes. I don't transport my bikes to go riding; I ride to where I'm going to ride. Because I don't have a car. So, again, the Fullseven is great.
I'm really glad I came to this realization today. I was seriously contemplating buying a Fat Tire (I've had two fat tire hub drives already). Now I realize why I wound up selling both. I'm just not a serious off-road rider.