Coming from a DL1000 (and XR650L, and KLR650). This is the first bike I have owned that people assume is 'street only', so I'll be testing that theory. I dumped my DL1000 on plenty of trails but I'm strong enough to pick it up and the Tiger seems no heavier. I'll be hear soaking up all the technical info because I'm (a) too cheap to pay a mechanic and (b) every time I have paid a mechanic they fix one problem and create another one. I just got the SW-Motech crash guards in the mail yesterday as well as the Alurack (I'm mounting a Pelican 1520 on the back).