Hey, Guys, I have been posting a lot around the bike forum lately about different bike options. I really want to get into dual sporting, and I really like the XCountry and the F650GS. I really like the F800GS, but that is not in my price range. I have toyed around with getting an old used KLR and keeping my Ninja for the road, and the KLR for the dirty work, but I am not to crazy about it. I test drove the XC and really liked it, however, I was not used to riding a naked type bike and it felt a little light in the front at speed. I got over thinking it was the bike, after I rode a speed triple (my dream street bike), and also felt weird with the front end. So it obviously my newness to naked bikes. Anyway, I pretty much am down to 2 bikes the F650GS, and the XCountry. Now I know the XC will do great in the dirt. I have read the reviews, and the ride reports, and it will do more than what I am going to do with it. I am only going to ride fire roads, and trails, I just want to get dirty and explore. All my dual sporting will be lower speed, no jumping, and no heavy duty technical stuff if I can avoid it. Ok, so why am I looking at the F650GS, frankly, I feel I will gain some light 2 up riding (on road only, short rides), and better on road performance for my highway commute to work every day. Also, if I want to take a long trip, I can pack it up more than the XC. Now I haven't seen to many post about taking your F650GS off road, so how is it? Please keep the posts about the F650GS, and try not to make VStrom suggestions, or just get a F800GS, etc.. Thanks you So what is the F650GS capable of?