Since this was my first bike (1995 when I got it) I have ridden it mostly on streets. My observation of the stock set up was cool 4 wheel drive sound on pavement. I fell on my butt in the mud and the sand made the front tire wash also. The stockers (tw31 and tw32) wear real quick on pavement. After 2 sets of knobbies I switched to tw203 and tw204 for street riding. They are considered dual sport but I suppose these would slide every where off road. They are great on the street.