Naturally - as posted - I disagree - perhaps you should just try it for yourself. I'd have one tomorrow if i didn't already have an XB12X in the shed. End of the driveway? I punted it up mountains where GS1200s were falling over. Maybe they are just road bikes too. phhhhht! I'll even add this sweeper: I spent all day jumping off the scambler and onto a sxc625 and back - on a hard out adventure ride. I found the scrambler to be much easier to ride and many times more enjoyable off road than the SXC - everywhere except the 'Challenge Loops'. It wouldn't win a race - but that's not what I'm out there for. Anyone who says it's 'incapable' of off road work probably has only ridden the spec sheet very far on dirt. *I* can show you the photographs!