So what if it's been like, 10 years since my last desert race. Back then I rode 2 smoke 250s & felt I couldn't get any faster, or that a 4 stroker would ever be of interest. Then I got this dual sported XRR a few months ago expecting it to be a really cool DS bike with some off road limitations. Took it out today to the local ORV area, which pretty much sucks unless you're prepping for a desert race. Rutted with LOTS of whoops, some about 2 feet high in a long sandwash. This is absolutely the finest bike for this type of high speed stuff I've ever swung a leg over! I know I'm faster than I was 10 years ago on 2 smokes despite being 10 yrs older. I was less fatigued as well. There are some moderately tight trails in spots too which were ridden with much less effort than I expected. I do not notice the weight of this bike off road, though I expect that very tight single track may be a little taxing but no where near discouraging. Right on, now I've got not only a great DS setup but a truly great all 'rounder. I might add that it's geared pretty tall as well-15/45. Plenty of torque & I didn't use the clutch near as much as I expected. No overheating either & it was pretty hot today, even at slow speeds with a totally stock cooling system.