I've loved my 2003 Tuono for four years now, but I've got a huge itch to get onto some dirt roads (I've ridden dozens of street bikes, but never a dirt bike BTW). I would really love to buy a Tiger 800xc or the new Triumph Explorer, but sinking $12-$18k into a bike, and likely selling my Tuono to make it make better financial sense isn't a choice I really want to make.
I've found a couple RXV 4.5's locally for a decent price that I could just pay cash and keep the Tuono. My question is can the RXV 4.5 be bearable as a road bike just to get me to the dirt (maybe a 20-30 min ride) and in between dirt stretches in the paved canyons?
Thanks in advance for you opinions / experience.