Took the wife and her x-mas present ('01 XT-225) out to a family fun ride this afternoon and we all had a blast! The XT, even with about 15% of it's tread left (previous owner rode only on the street, 3,600 miles of original knobbies gone) it took to the single track and forest trails just fine. In fact, I doubled her along one of the steeper trails covered in loose wet leaves and rock with a bit of loam to it. Zero problems! I *love* these things! Welcome to the 70 mile per gallon while grinning from ear to ear club!
(notice her perma-grin?)