I have the Metzler Roadtec 01 on my R9t Scrambler and have been on good dirt roads a lot with them. Be reasonable, take it easy, don't act like you're on knobbies and you should be fine. Turn around if the road goes to $#!+ on you. The trade off with better dual sport tires wil be a loss of feel on pavement. The Roadtec 01 is my favorite tire and I'm not willing to trade away their road manners. I plan to explore dirt roads on my F900XR soon, just waiting for the mud to dry out first.
Remember that loose gravel, deep sand, and mud can take down any bike on any tires. I love your muffler, looks so much better than the stock can.