I'm probably 80/20 around here in the prairies, if I lived in better mountain terrain it would be more gravel roads. I did one slick mud covered road earlier this summer with the stock tires and didn't make it 300 yards before it looped around on me and went down hard, lesson learned. I've got a YZ250X for the trails and won't be trying to push this 500+ pound piggy through similar terrain. Probably go with TKC70 type tires after stockers are shot, maybe E07's
It isn't important if you go off-road, the main thing is to have an adventure bike that looks like it does go off-road when it is parked outside Starbucks!
In my case - I don't go to Starbucks, but I do ride on plenty of roads. Many of the roads are sealed, but there are no shortage of gravel roads around the place. I have a 50/50 tyre on the back (Mitas E07) and a 40/60 tyre on the front (Continental TKC-80) and they help me feel confident riding on gravel, grass & dirt. Still, the sealed road portion of my riding would be over 90% because I have to use sealed roads to get to the gravel roads. Luckily, the tyre combination I'm using seems to work well on the tarmac and is wearing quite slowly.
One of the reasons I bought the Africa Twin was so that I wasn't so limited to tarmac, I wanted the ability to tour wherever - even if it meant many kilometres of gravel roads. My goal is to tour all over the place, riding on the sealed roads when that is what is ahead of me and riding on the gravel roads when I encounter them. The Africa Twin seems to be a really good bike for that sort of riding, handling road riding very well with no problems on gravel either. I'm not worried about the percentages, just happy to have the ability for when it is needed.
Sometimes when camping there is some grass & dirt:
Then there is a motorcycle rally held on a farm:
I'm looking forward to much more travelling around the country, regardless of what surface I'm riding on!
And 97.6% of all on-line statistics are fake. :grin2:
So far I only have about 2000 miles on mine, but about half of them were riding the Flatlander ADV route which is about 80% dirt including a pretty adventurous section of two track (Jeep road). Half of 80% is 40% so I guess I’m running about 60/40 so far.
I’m lucky enough to also have a pure street bike in the stable (FJR1300) which should keep the AT’s off pavement percentage up there. Then again, it’s just so much fun to ride the new AT seems to get the nod when riding paved back roads too. Warp speeds on the slab are the FJR’s forte.