Like everyone is saying....if it's dry a 4 of 10 on difficulty. If it rains a lot, it's still a 4, but you can die in about 5-10 places. The ride isn't really any harder when it's wet, but you will need to make some adult decisions as you are stopped looking at the high water crossings. I'll be honest- I've made the the wrong decision a few times and was very fortunate to make it. I started turning around and taking alternate routes to avoid the high water currents. It's still an adventure, just safer. Here is BigDog's 2019 SBR video that shows wet conditions that could be expected with some rain. Lots of puddles and no dust. I'm not trying to be a downer, but feel obligated to mention this story. If you don't like it, I understand and the internet is big so please just move along, but... At the 10 minute mark he's talking about 2017 and the stupidest thing I've ever seen done- Listen to what he says. I know because I was with him in the video and was part of that stupidest thing- we underestimated the current and decided to push through and the water could have killed us. I couldn't find that video and maybe he'll post it up, but it was so scary that he edited that part out for fear his wife would see it. I still don't like to watch it even today. It was really, really bad. Can you imagine watching a buddy getting swept under with riding gear full of water? We tried joke about it on the other side, but if you bring it up -to this day- he and I will both tell you how stupid it was- Listen to his voice when he talks about it. I've been in the Middle East five years, been shot at, blown up and stacked dead guys in the back of trucks like firewood- This bothers me more to this day because it was so avoidable. Be a better riding partner than me and tell your buddy to turn around. The lesson we learned was- it doesn't matter how many people already went across. The current in front of you is the current you need to judge. And--- when the water flows through your spokes and under your engine there is no problem. When the water is just a couple inches higher, it hits and pushes against your disk brakes, hubs, engine, swing arm and panniers....this couple inches almost pushed us over the edge and trying to throttle through made it worse. The only way we survived, literally was because we stoped and barely inched our way out of the current. Never again. That's probably enough of a Public Service Announcement...Lots of fun, but just be careful.