I liked very much to ride her. She was a good dualsport. I rode her at real enduro tracks, ofcourse little heavy but absolutey doable with confidence. I loved her at curvy backroads and gravel, where I used her most. I think the chassie was well balanced for her age, but needed more engine power.
It was a good strategy to take the GF on a long tour with her, I can tell You that it was simple to convince GF that we needed a GS Adv at the Swedish Motorcycle Show in Gothenburg prior to the biking season.
Although, I have to say that the DR800 had enough torque for touring 2up at alproads. It was the seat comfort that was a little spartan for GF...
Best of both worlds could be the F800GS, about the same chassie and weight as the DR800 but with the desireable 35hp extra... When I test rode the 800GS, that was my first thougt. Not much have changed except the difference in power. I think that says alot about the DR chassie, It´s good for it´s age.