This bike is designed, at most, for fire trails, dirt roads, and hard packed dirt. And on those surfaces, it is great. Slowly checking out wide trails that are well packed are fun, too. With more agressive tires, it is even better.
Throw it in the sand, tight singletrack, or mud, and you will have a smashed up, dropped, filthy road bike on your hands.
I ride a YZ450F when I wander off road. The speeds, obstacles, ruts, logs, jumps, whoops, that a true dirt bike can take would make the V-Strom look like a jet plane trying to cruise an aisle in Wal Mart.
DL650K5, Race Tech Forks, Scotts Stabilizer, SuperBrace, Staintune Exhaust, GSXR Calipers, Fastway EVO III Pegs, Givi Crash Bars, Motoagora Bellypan, TouraTech Rad Guard, Givi E21 / E41 Cases, Givi E52 Topcase, Cortech SuperMini Tankbag, Suzuki Euro Screen / Givi Touring Screen, Madstad Bracket, Kaoko Throttle Lock, Suzuki Heated Grips & Handguards, Dual PowerLet Outlets, Pat Walsh Dash Shelf, V1 Radar Locator, Garmin Zumo 550.