I think people are reading too much into that video. I watched it and got the warm fuzzies like "Yeah, my bike can go anywhere." But the reality is I tipped mine over at fairly low speeds and broke the brake lever. It cost $55 to replace it. I came to the obvious conclusion that if I want to ride it like a dirt bike, it's going to get awfully expensive. I've since added handguards, but the simple math remains. Riding it "like a dirt bike" means crashing, crashing means breaking, and breaking means expensive trips to the motorcycle shop. Since it's a Triumph, it also means waiting weeks for parts. That doesn't mean mine is a slave to asphalt. I've taken it places that are dubious for a bike its size, and I don't care what brand is on the tank, a 500-lb beast is going to be tricky in the technical stuff, but you won't see me riding it like a dirt bike. I will be using just enough power to get me through the rough stuff and then hopefully thanking my lucky stars I'm not handing Triumph a healthy portion of paycheck for replacement parts. The Tiger is a great bike for what it's designed for, but before I get all delusional about how someone in a video can ride it, I just have to go out and try to pop a wheelie. On a good day, I can clear a playing card lying flat, and that's if there' s a bump in the road. Ride a wheelie like those guys? Only in my wildest dreams.