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Just as the title says I think there should be a thread were all stock DS bikes are listed. I don't know if stock motards should be included. I am going to do my best to go back in history but being a young gun my knowledge is limited. I think production years would also be cool if we can swing that. I hope this hasn't been done before and I will do my best to start. All input is appreciated and updates will be frequent.

Yamaha:

-TW 200 (1987-Present)

-WR250R

-DT Series

-80 (1981-1983)

-100 (1974-1983)

-125 (1974-1982)

-175 (1974-1981)

-250 (1975-1979)

-400 (1975-1978)

-XT Series

-125 (1982-1983)

-200 (1982-1983)

-225 (1992-2007)

-250 (1980-1990, 2008-Present)

-350 (1985-2000)

-500 (1976-1981)

-550 (1982-1983)

-600 (1983-1996)

-RT Series:

-250

-400

KTM:

-EXC Series:

-450

-525(XXXX-2007)

-530

-625

-640 Adventure

-690 Enduro R

-950 Super Enduro

BMW:

-G 450 X (2008-Present)

-G 650 GS (2009-Present)

-G 650 X (2007-Present)

-F 650 GS *Single (1993-2006)

-F 650 GS *Twin (2008-Present)

-F 800 GS (2008-Present)

-R 1150 GS (1999-2005)

-R 1200 GS (2004-Present)

Honda:

-MT Series

-125

-250

-Ascot 500 DS

-NX Series

-400

-650

-XR Series

-650L (1993-present)

-250L (XXXX-2004)

-CRF 230L (2008-Present)

-XL 250 (1972-XXXX)

-SL Series (1969-1974)

-70

-90

-100

-125

-175

-350

-450

-CL Series (Scrambler):

Husqvarna:

-TE Series:

-250

-450

-510

-610

-630

Kawasaki:

-Super Sherpa (1999-Present)

-KLR Series:

-650 (1987-Present)

-250 (1984-2005)

-KLX Series:

-250S (2005-Present)

-400

-650C (1993-1996)

-KE Series

-100 (1976-1986)

-125 (1976-1982)

-175 (1976-1982)

-250 (1977-1979)

-CT Series

-175

Suzuki:

-RV Series

-125

-DRZ 400S

-DR Series

-200SE

-350

-400

-650 R/RS/RSE (1990-1995)

-650SE (1995-Present)

-750

-800

-V-Strom 650 (2004-Present)

-V-Strom 1000 (2001-Present)

Can-Am(Bombardier)

-T'n'T Series (1973-1987)

Triumph:

-TR5 (1949-1958)

-TR6 (1956-1973)

-TR7

VOR

-EN Series

-400 (2000-2005)

-450 (2002-2005)

-503 (2000-2001)

-530 (2002-2005)

Beta:

-450

-525 RS

Armstrong:

-MT 500 (1985-1989)

Edited by Superpacman13

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Why?

My first one was a Triumph TR6, then Honda XL185, then XL125, then a Can AM TNT125, then it gets foggy.

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Why?

My first one was a Triumph TR6, then Honda XL185, then XL125, then a Can AM TNT125, then it gets foggy.

To have one place to look for a true dual sport bike, and not a converted dirtbike. Thank you for the information!

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None of the Honda XR series were street legal. The '06 and newer Husky TE 250/310/450/510/610/630 series are street legal.

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The street legal KTM 450 and 530 are "EXC"'s

Plus the '07 KTM 450/525 EXC's.

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Before the XL's, Honda had the SL's. CT's were street legal (70 and 90cc)

Before the XRs & XLs, what was the 70s Honda 250 & 350 prefix, XL? I thought SLs were street bikes. Before the Honda 70s 250 they were Honda "Scrambler".

Yamaha AT, CT, & DTs were "Dual Purpose".

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None of the Honda XR series were street legal. The '06 and newer Husky TE 250/450/510/610/630 series are street legal.

that is not totally true, the xr650l is a street model, but corresct the xr line other than the L is dirt only, the xl was the street line for most of honda history

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Before the XRs & XLs, what was the 70s Honda 250 & 350 prefix, XL? I thought SLs were street bikes. Before the Honda 70s 250 they were Honda "Scrambler".

Yamaha AT, CT, & DTs were "Dual Purpose".

the SL was the honda dual sport before the xl line ct was the street line.

yes they had the scrambler 185 250 350.

honda also made an mr185 that was a street legal ds

bultaco, ossa, montessa, sherco, beta, tm, husqvarna,cz, and greeves all made plated dirt bikes in the 60s and 70s...how far back do we want to go...the sixties all bikes were ds bikes, there very few bikes that were dirt only or dirt specific bikes that started more in the 70s.:thumbsup:

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I think Husky makes more than those. Don't rely on me for this info, but they also have the TE250, 310, 450 and 510.

Beta: 450 and 525 RS

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Also on the BMW,

the G650GS is 2009 and Up

the F650GS (single) stopped in 06 ???

The F650GS ( Twin) 2008 -

and the G650X 2007

since you asked

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honda also made an mr185 that was a street legal ds

bultaco, ossa, montessa, sherco, beta, tm, husqvarna,cz, and greeves all made plated dirt bikes in the 60s and 70s...how far back do we want to go...the sixties all bikes were ds bikes, there very few bikes that were dirt only or dirt specific bikes that started more in the 70s.:thumbsup:

I think the 70's would be a great starter place then, if that is when the split between dirt and dual sport began. Also thanks all for this wonderful information.

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Before the XRs & XLs, what was the 70s Honda 250 & 350 prefix, XL? I thought SLs were street bikes. Before the Honda 70s 250 they were Honda "Scrambler".

Yamaha AT, CT, & DTs were "Dual Purpose".

The Honda "SL"s were before the XL's and they were Honda's answer to the CL Scramblers ,

SL 70 / 90 / 100 / 125 / 175 / 350 1969-1974 ,The first XL was a 250 in 1972.

all where street legal

The Honda Scramblers were "CL"'s, "CB"s were the street versions back then.

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Different places obviously had different laws.

I bought a brand new 1981 Yamaha IT250 (late summer of 1980). Fully street legal at the time.

Just a head light & tail light.

No speedo, no high beam, no brake light, no horn, no turn signals, no rear view mirrors, no DOT knobbies.

Ahhhhhhhhhhh the good ole days :ride::thumbsup:

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Back in the 70's and 80's it was easy to legally plate any 2 or 4 stroke dirt bike even in CA. I was able to street plate all of my dirt bikes. Heck, my Hodaka Ace 100 even had a street plate.

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