It's ok for what i want. I rode to utah from DC, and i wasnt uncomfortable. It does well, but it's no dual sport. It's slightly better than a fz1 offroad. The video does make it look flatter than what it is.Yeah - in my opinion no. Unless offroad means a flat gravel road. It is a nice comfortable light touring bike, for offroad I would want something less top heavy and nearly half the weight
Very true about talent. A good rider will always win no matter what. Im ok with being average.At the 49er BMW rally when the GS first came out some of the guys brought along dirt tires to do the English Trials on the hillside of the camp site in the Sierra foothills. One fellow on an old /2 with saddle bags on it did dang near as well as the GS boys. He had street tires on the bike as well.
So much of motor bike operation is in the talent of the operator. Some of us, not me, can do fine in the dirt. I struggle and practice lifting a fallen bike.
I definitely did grow up driving tractors. However, this enough faster to make me concerned about rolling with no way to get clear.Guessing you didn't grow up on a farm or had relatives on the farm. Who hasn't whipped shitties in the road with a tractor? That one just does it faster