FWIW, a TDR250 is a terrible off-road bike. No power or torque below 5500 rpm, with a steep ramp of power that start there and signs off at 9500. Best to throw away the DS tires and go supermoto style, but that said, it ain't really all that great at that either. No juice out of corners 'cept at speed. What the TDR250 is, is an exceptional mid-speed roadbike. Fun in the supertight stuff, untouchable in mid-speed terrain thats too tight for supersport bikes, and comfortable on the freeway and sweepers up to 100mph. It runs out of steam at about 115 with the right gearing. I've done a quite a few 300+mile days on my TDR with no issue, as well. I got a plated 300EXC a few months ago, and now the TDR is collecting dust.