You have to learn how to ride it. Being that you are a little older than me, I will tell you this. Once you ride it for a few hours, you won't think of the SRA again except when cornering, because this is a Cadillac ride. I've rode it in sand, marsh, mud, dirt, and pavement, and have absolutely no problems. You will be going where a Yamaha cant because you won't be bottoming out. You can get a bigger sway bar for it, which will take a little of the Cadillac ride out of it, but you will be able to turn a lot better. It took me 4 years to buy the sway bar, as I learned how to ride with out it, and I got it just to see what all the hype was about. I raced the machine in hare scrambles and took the top 3 in all the races I attended in a winter series out of around 20 riders, and I didn't think it was that bad. Sure it sucked on some of the hair pin turns, but I out did them in all the mud and snow, because while they were bottoming out, I was blowing by them and roosting the crap out of them.
I've launched mine several times at the sand dunes, and haven't had any issues, plus I walked all over most of the machines dragging.
Tires will help, along with different front shocks, and the sway bar, and I swear, the only time you'll look back is when you want to do MX or something of that nature.
2008 700xx; Power Bomb header with power core 4 exhaust, Power Programmer III, pro armor nerfs, prm products control front and rear bumpers and full skid, 10" ITP rears, ITP Baja's fronts, RZR 2's all the way around, Uni filter, 13t sprocket, CCP steering Damper, DS450 shock swap, Dual Gasser Throttle, bar risers and Moose barkBusters. 730XX kit plus other engine mods!