Any chance a motorcyclist has to put some seat time in on the dirt will likely help their street riding confidence and ability. Whether you’re an experienced rider or just starting your foray into two wheels, time spent riding in situations with little traction will help you feel comfortable with the motorcycle moving beneath you, which will help should you have an unexpected loss of traction on the street. Not to mention if you do fall, it will usually be at lower speeds, and a dual-sport motorcycle is designed to take the crash, unlike its street-going siblings.