Just had my 09 TE 250 out for a gravel romp, first of the year...woohooo.
Myself and 2 friends bought 3 of these on the same day, the plan was take then to Moab last fall together. Amazing as it may seem, all of us were able to go and the trip worked out great.
We all fell in love with the TE's and I for one plan on putting many good hard miles on this summer. So far I have 1300+ miles on it with no issues.