I have to confess that I'd never ridden off road before until yesterday and today. Yesterday I found a great dirt track that I knew as a kid and visited it on the DR650. It was hilarious! I rattled down there at a good rate of knots and to my surprise found a great off road play area that's been created by 4x4s and other MXers. So I introduced the bike to some mud too and got it fairly filthy. I found myself giggling like a kid and left fully stoked. I went out on another trail today; a mixture of dirt and gravel. I had the back end out a little, making tails, and was having some proper fun. My only regret?..... ....That I'd never done this before! I can see me selling my Blackbird at this rate. I can't see me needing it much anymore Ps. And I was quite pleased that I never dropped the bike in the mud either!