About a month ago I picked up a DRZ400SM. I'd been wanting another dual sport for some time, and spent way too much time deciding what bike to get. I went back and forth between the DRZ400S and the DR650, and a few European models that were out of my price range. The Tonya Harding to my kneecap of thought was the 400SM. I've always wanted a supermoto, and you get some cool parts with the SM version. Inverted forks, better shock, nicer looking tapered swingarm, Fat bars, and those bitchin 17 inch Excel wheels. But would it suck offroad as is? Would I have to immediately buy some knobbies or even a set of dirt wheels to leave the asphalt? Would the suspension be all wrong? Of course not, it's pretty badass as is. My first full day ride was on some local ATV trail systems I've ridden in the past including the Paunsaugunt trail system, the Freemont trail, and the Casto Canyon trail. Total for the day was about 170 miles with half being in the dirt. Some images from my trip..... Navajo lake off Hwy 14. Still snowy on top, but thawing quickly. Climbing up Proctor canyon out of Hatch, UT to reach the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The Paunsaugunt Plateau is best known for Bryce Canyon on it's eastern face. On the west side of the plateau are similar pink cliffs if a bit less dramatic. The trail system goes right to the edge of these cliffs in a few spots. Poser shot.... You can spot Hwy 89 in the valley. All the trails in the Paunsaugunt system go to and from the rim of the plateau to a large valley. On the way down... Some fool really loves big grassy valleys. In the bottom of the valley is Tropic Res. More to come.... .