I have rode a BW and a early model TW! They would be great for some terrible roads very near the house. Places I have laid the DR down! The TT is my street bike. It is needed for the roughly paved roads in my area where the V7 would beat me up a bit. The two main roads I use to head East are quite rough. The DR and TT do great on them. In fact, I hit both today on the DR. I would not hesitate to take the TT down an easy gravel road. However, the roads I traveled today were a handful at times even on a DR with knobs. No way I would have made it under the tree on the TT. This combo of bikes works great for me.