New to the forum, glad to be here. I rode a lot as a kid but haven't in ages. I miss it. But I'm poor and can't afford a motorcycle (plus dual sports have a soft spot in my heart). I'm looking to buy a bike and mod it for street only. I've had my eye on the Suzuki dr650 for it's reliability, fixability, and power for the highway (I'm 220lbs). But I'm wondering if there is a cheaper option still? Someone at a local bike shop mentioned getting a dirt and a conversion kit, but from what I see on Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, and Yamaha sites is they don't make big off road. And I noticed the smaller dirt bikes available are more expensive then dual counter parts! Annnnd, I noticed when I look for conversions kits that a lot of kits are for bikes from years ago. I didn't see any conversion kits for bikes made in the past 5 years. What's up with that? So is the dr650 considered the entry level highway worthy dual sport? I know a 250 would be cheaper but there's a lot of highway out here and it would be part of my daily commute. Also, are dual sports still selling well? When I google dr650 mods like brighter headlights or modding the bike for a bit of touring, I get a lot of dead links. It seems the dr650 was popular 10 years ago but not so much these days. Thoughts??? Thanks everyone!