Very possibly but I’d prefer if he’d answered that one directly rather than us speculating or assuming.
I don't think you will see him show up, here, Chief. I think he promotes his 'presence' only and exclusively on his YouTube Channel. My take, anyways. The more hits he has...the more can be gleaned via Channel Monetization. That is YouTube. In the end of that video, (unless I misunderstood his comments), it seems he was involved with the Yamaha official presence, at Sturgis, in/at some capacity. I'm not alluding to anything 'off'...just that he might have been sponsored by Yamaha for his time aboard the Tenere, and now, the SVTC. I certainly know that I would approach them, with all the thousands of miles aboard his prior Yamaha ride. I'd say that his videos are quite him acting as a great Yamaha product ambassador n' such. Again, nothing wrong with that, for he is showing the capabilities of the SVTC, in the very mandate it was designed for. Long distance, perseverance touring.
In all of his videos, that I have viewed, he never mentions for the record, that he has no official Yamaha affiliation, or that Yamaha does not
financially in any format, support his riding endeavors, aboard their line of bikes.
If he shows up, logged in as himself, that would be great...and a fabulous contribution to this forum, but again, I have a tingly sense that you won't see him here. Can't explain it, but I just do. I would LOVE for him to prove me wrong....Paul?