I think I know the kinds of gravel roads being discussed here and I think the Tbird does great on them. I rode my Tbird through Rocky Mtn Ntnl Park and it was very stable on gravel roads. The center of gravity feels low and stable on gravel. I had a Tiger and loved it, but it's a tall bike and I would probably feel safer on the T bird. I accidentally rode over ice on the T bird (don't ask) and the thing was rock stable!