I know the WR isn't the ideal dual-sport ride. I use mine exclusively for off-road use, but I have a trip coming up and using the WR suddenly popped in my mind (it hadn't even crossed y mind previously). I can't really justify the cash needed to get an old Transalp or similarly better-suited bike, and the 450 has all the power I need. After checking out some threads here about DSing or SuperMotarding it, it seems like WR is capable of doing decent road riding. Thoughts? Changes needed: -Change the tires to semi-knobbies or even road tires -Gearing change (I already have a 15T front and 48 rear on hand) -Rear light (mine was removed) and blinkers. -New seat add-on, such as this one: http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Comfort-Ride-Seat-Protector/dp/B006JMK7N8?ie=UTF8&keywords=seat%20motorcycle&qid=1461680910&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3 -Maybe get a custom rear rack and/or saddle bags. Anything else needed? Downsides: -Noise (I'd have to wear earplugs ALL the time and even then, the noise would get old quick) -Comfort (ass/wind/general handling) -Oil capacity I would have to make sure the valves are perfectly in spec before leaving, along with fresh oil and oil filter. I'd bring along two extra oil filters and change the oil every 500-700km or so. I don't see the point of a cush-drive as I wouldn't go faster than 85-95km/h in most situations, and I'm usually not so throttle-happy on tarmac anyways. The opportunity to go off-road when I feel like it would be amazing, even if the trip would mostly consist of paved roads. Am I missing out on something? Bad idea?