Originally Posted by Barnone
Does not matter what you are on, riding on a dirt road is not off road.
So a Ducati 1098 would be a good choice for those who live 30 miles out on Forest Service roads?
I think the subject of percentage off road vs. on road is most often brought up in the context of tires. A pure street tire will not be suitable for dirt roads, and a full knobbie will not be good for track days at Laguna Seca. So, we (I) make a wild guess at what percentages of different terrain I will ride. While I probably over-estimate the amount of dirt I will see, it is easier for me to adjust my speed on pavement with a dual sport tire, than climb a dirt hill on a street tire, so I am fine with it.