A few weeks ago I followed a marathon as a medic. 16 km of the marathon was dirt. I rode it 3 times so I did 48 km in the dirt. Loose sand, gravel and grass. Went good, and I learned a lot.
I had a lot of fun.
see my post in problems and issues regarding the oil plug guard cracking the oil pan with minimal contact on rough roads, a skid plate or other mods might be required for more adventuresome riding to avoid a costly repair, also see the damage posted there by contact riding over a curb by another owner.