I have used my 2013 TW almost exclusively pounding back country roads and secondaries. Almost all , paved with a bit of gravel and dirt thrown in. I have made many modifications to my bike over the last few years, but for running roads and not getting run over a few are the real ticket to fun and rocking and rolling any twisty you desire. The absolutely most important is to re-jet the carb and add a DG muffler and a 15 tooth front sproket. Tweaker had a very good set for the re-jet. A good X-ring chain is the next necessity. Hi-rise handle bars will make your life a lot easier. For tires, you need a real dual sport and not dirt tire: either the TW 203 204's or the Shinko's that I am now running. There are lots of other minor shit to add to the ride but these are the fundamentals if you wish to run the bike between 40 and 65 as as average. With the 15 front I can run a true 75+ without destruction. I realize that this bike was designed for basically off roading, but what the heck. It makes a great country road running warrior. When you get the DG muffler, also invest in a bag of ear plugs. It is worth that. Have a happy day and ride safe.