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So I kinda want a motard.

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I'm looking at adding a new bike to my collection here soon, and I'm kinda thinking I want a motard. Seeing as this would be a dedicated road bike, does anyone have a recommendation for a motard that'd have a decent top end, but still be relatively flickable?

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If I were to buy new, would def be a ktm 500 exc or a wr450f. High maintenance well worth it to me

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Go to the kx250f forums and read through my kx street legal supermoto build went from kx Mx bike to full fledge street supermoto

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I meant to ask, what all parts should I plan on buying for converting a bike? I know I need tires/wheels. What else?

Feel free to pm I can answer almost any question you may have about a conversion,

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Well post it up then, but read through the build thread will answer most questions you may have

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Did a full SM conversion on my KX450F a few years back. I wouldn't recommend it as a dedicated street machine especially if you plan on riding anything longer than about 30 minutes. Makes for a very fun commute though.    

Details if you are interested

http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?115578-uuc-s-09-KX450F-build&highlight=

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I am looking for one for a dedicated street machine. I want something with enough up 'n' go to get around town (the 250 really isn't enough), but I'm thinking I don't want to get another sportbike right now. Motards look like fun. Something light enough for dinkering around, but with enough power that the highway isn't a big deal.

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If you want to be able to cruise on highways,converting any Mx bike is a bad idea ha close ratio transmissions and highways don't mix. If you can find a clean wr450f, go for it. It makes an great supermoto with the wide ratio 5 speed, and there motors are very durable. Still will have frequent oil changes though.

A drz400sm is a great bike, low maintenance, but it heavier and not a lot of power, more of a commuter bike

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