Seen so many people here that have 'dissed the DRZ 400 for ride with a passenger. Many remove passenger foot pegs. All I can say, is don't! My experience? Superb! Road and packed trail, *way* yes... tight twisting single track, rough and steep terrain... not so good. It does depend on the skill of a passenger (there is such a thing), I weigh 170, 5'-8", passenger is about 120. The bike has 1.25" lowering links and the forks are slid/lowered about 1". I did notice some chattering from the chain (I think!) on road... but just light load or deccelerating light load. Anyone else notice this? Bike is a wet dream come true.