Originally Posted by OrangeYZ
Everybody has different ideas of what's big and what's small. Right now there's a guy in Thumpers debating whether he should keep his big bike or his little bike, the little bike being a BMW 650.
Hell, I have different ideas from day to day. If I want to go dirt riding, the little bike is a 300 2 stroke and the big bike is a 540 RFS. For a street ride the 540 is the little bike up against an 800. When I bought the 800, it was one of the smaller bikes at the dealer.
My dad's little bike is a Norton 850 and his big bike has an engine bigger than my sister's Corolla and weighs almost as much.
For any given trip, I ride the smallest bike I can get away with.
Apparently the OP feels that smaller original posts are better than big ones where the going might get rough.
for all that....
"rough dirt road" is also very subjective.