Originally Posted by SR
It is true what someone else said about the motor, it has a poor power curve for off road riding.
Please explain more if you can???
I have found the power to be very linear and friendly off road. Much more mellow than my 950's yes, but that helps with traction and tire life.
You can only get so much HP to the ground in the dirt anyways.
What were you running for gearing? I feel the Stock gearing is much too tall for off road trail use, but that is easy to fix and a common issue on most DS type bikes out of the box.