I rode several Dual Sports back in the late 80's, mostly on a borrowed XL185 and an NX250, my buddy worked for Honda at the time. The last one was a 500 miler over two days on NX250's. By the end of the weekend we had 850 miles between Friday night and Sunday night, with the 350 odd miles getting to the starting point and back home from the finish point. It was a blast, 90 percent was spent on US Forest trails, we would come back to pavement for Gas and Lunch then back to the trails. My point being the NX was set up basically like the Scrambler with similar tires, etc. basically a 90/10 bike (90% street/10% dirt). Very casual riding, basically a novice course was laid out with optional Intermediate and Expert loops tied in. We basically ran the easy loop both being on the NX's. They worked surprisingly well and I'm thinking the Scrambler could handle it no problem. I'm talking fairly well maintained forest trails here and nothing to aggressive, staying in that theoretical 10% zone.
With nothing to do but day dream till the things finally show up, I seem to be thinking in that direction, before I get too damn old.
Just wondering if anyone else has any Dual Sports under their belts and are considering a little dirt "Scrambling" on their new toy? (I'd hate to come back as a Scrambler and never get to play in the dirt once in a while)