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Last year I got a 2 stroke and im just not able to go up north enough to just want to have a bike thats only dirt. At the I also dont use its full potential so its not even worth having a high pref. bike. Ive been looking around for a dual sport and I really like the drz400sm and the wr250r but I just can't decide on any bike thats out. I just want to know what bike is going to be great at highway speeds and great for trails the times I go. Thanks for your thoughts and replies.

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Both those bikes are the Japanese 'top of the heap'. The WR250R being the best lightweight with the Honda CRF250L close behind. The DR-Z is heavy and not very dirt worthy but bulletproof. On the upper end of the weight/touring ability is the DR650.

Expensive exotics like the KTM 350 EXC-F and 690 Adventure eclipse all of them.

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Thank you for your input...im mostly on streets and some highway but when I go up north im hitting some pretty rough trails so my question right now is if I put some nobodies on the drz whether or not it will be trail worthy

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The DRZ is capable off road. It's just heavy.

 

It's not that great on the highway, as it doesn't have a windscreen. And the vibrations get to me after droning along on the highway for 3-4 hours.

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You can buy the drz sm as you're mostly on road. Then grab a set of used wheels for a drz S as they are always available CHEAP for when you plan to venture off road. As said they're heavy. But they're bomb proof, dirt cheap to maintain and I really enjoyed having mine.

The wr is a great bike as well.

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Right. I shouldn't have said 'not dirt worthy' because they are durable and can get around OK. What I meant is that they are heavy.

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Cool thanks for all the replies that was all quite 're assuring... what are some ways you can better the response cook in?

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Also how would a wr450f work cause there is one for sale for a good price

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WR450 is great in the dirt, not so much on the street, in my opinion.

 

Mike

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