If the majority of my time was spent in the dirt I have no doubt a KTM would be sitting in the garage since that is it's bread and butter. The CRF fits the bill for the moment. These DS's are all a compromise that doesn't do any aspect particulary first rate. Some weighted more to street and others to off pavement. For the low entrance fee I'll thrash this thing around and get my money's worth and probably by something more serious next summer to park beside it. It's all good!