Living in DFW it's a couple hours in any direction to get to good roads. I ain't spending 3 hours vibrating my nuts for gravel roads on a 250. And I'm not wasting good knobs on the 525 for shitty 2-lane, it goes in the truck with a riding partner and we roll in comfort.
Plus, if you can't run 80 round here, you'll get run over by the school busses.
Not an ACTUAL motorcyclist