My bike says yes, but my tires ( Michelin Pilots) say no. I do some dirt roads and some camping. Mostly my V-Strom 1000 was bought to carry the wife on the back and big luggage. But, I do dream of putting knobbies on it and doing the NEBDR. I don't know; I am not really an adventure rider. I would not trade places with my buddies who mostly polish their expensive useless choppers and ride to a bar twice a year. I am adventur-ish, but very mild adventures. For example, I am a sailor but only coastal. Last weekend I crewed a yacht delivery from Saybrook Ct back to NY. Not exactly adventure on the high seas. Did drink rum and tell stories and it was better than sitting home. I am not going to write a book about it.