Today (1/22/10) I went out with my local Dual Sport Group. Thirty-two riders all on dual sports 250's, KLR's, KTM's DR650's and 1200gs adventures. So I got a chance to ride my Versys on some rough rutted dirt and hard rock surfaced BLM roads. Felt like generally abusive to the bike and additionally bottomed out the front forks with hard smack/thud. I was glad to get back on pavement and now I know. In the future unless I know its a Graded dirt and or Graded gravel road I'll ride my KLR.