Then we hit the dirt and, oh my, did the Multistrada come alive. For the off-road section, we rode bikes with short screens, no luggage, and Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires. In this guise the Enduro went from feeling like a ridiculously fast touring bike to an unstoppable hooning machine. Gravel, mud, dust, rocks all scattered out of the way of the bright red 158-hp riot. Where the handlebars felt slightly awkward in the road position, when rolled forward in the clamps for off road, it felt much more natural even when sitting. For me, at 5-foot-8, the riding position was spot-on, but riders right up to 6-foot-plus all had nothing but love for the stand-up ergonomics.