I've owned a few DRZs, this one I've owned for 10 years is the strongest runner. Stock they are a little anemic but carbed well they do just fine. Mine is used 99% off road and it certainly holds its own there. Single track, tight track, is a little tougher, it really isn't meant to work well there. The DR has a huge following, isn't everyone's cup of tea. However, comparing it in any way to a KLR displays a real lack of knowledge. Sorry if I picked your scab!