I tried switching to ATVs, but they never had the performance or feel of a dirt bike. I ended up owning both ATVs and dirt bikes for a decade, and added UTVs recently. Eventually the dirt bikes went away altogether. ATVs and UTVs never replaced the feel of the bikes though. The ATVs were too limited in performance, and the UTVs were too big, and had a passenger beside you.
As time went by I felt more and more that something was missing, and for me it was the time that I spent alone, riding in the desert. Life had become so prearranged, and riding had become such a big deal getting other people to ride with. It was time for a change.
The RS1 looked interesting, and looked like it might fill the void in my life that dirt bikes had left behind.
It has worked spectacularly well. I love the single seat feel of the RS1, and it has great handling, great suspension, and great performance, which brings back memories. I love the smaller size, that works quite well for cross country riding, like I did for decades on bikes. I have been able to throw the RS1 on the trailer and leave after work for the desert. I’m loving it so far.