Thanks.I did it start of the wet this year on a CB500X with decent tyres and suspension(Rally Raid). The bike was well up to the job with some Mitas 50/50 tyres. I am by no means a great rider more a competent plodder being the wrong side of 50 now. I would encourage you to have a go as most of the really steep sections have been concreted in the last couple of years. Is a great ride one I really enjoyed.