I learned to ride bike in a local sand pit. (An old Honda XR185). I was 40 then.
Since then I've ridden all kinds of roads, and trails, from interstate, to forest one track, and some places that "No-One-Has-Gone-Before". ( sorry Star Trek! )
I've had street bikes, and dual purpose/adventure type of bikes. In all those years, I might have dropped my bikes, less than a half dozen times. Fast forward to 2012, when I got my Kawasaki KLR650. I must have dropped it at least a half dozen times since then. I even lowered it, and I can flat-foot while sitting on it.
I only say this to illustrate that it's not only the rider that makes the bike "sleep" sometimes, it's both the rider, and the type of bike. I admit my previous bikes have been street bikes. My only off road bikes have all been small. ( 250 cc and low seat height.)
The KLR is the, heaviest and highest seat, bikes I've owned. It did take a bit of getting used to, and I limit my real rough stuff riding to my little NX250. I keep the KLR on road, gravel, and easier trail riding. No soft sand, or mud for my KLR. That's for the "Young-and-strong". I'm now 79 years old, and (hope) wiser.
If you want to play rough, in the dirt, get a smaller bike.
See my post "My ride Thursday" in "Show off your bike" section.
First comment/pix. That down hill was a challenge on a KLR
2017 Yamaha XT250
1990 Honda NX250 (Green/White)
2011 Kawasaki KLR 650 (Orange & White )
My KLR Page..http://www.powers31.info/2011_KLR650.htm
Mod's to KLR:
Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
Custom Saddlebag frames .
Louder horns, Firstgear Onyx tail bag.
Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
Go Pro Camera mount.