Hey guys, I'm new here and I'm new to riding as well. I'm 19, living in British Columbia, going to university, and with insane insurance/gas prices I've started looking for alternative methods of transportation. I've been researching a little bit and it seems as though a dual sport bike is what I would be looking for (mostly because I will be riding throughout the winter too given that there's no snow/ice on the roads). What I really want is a Ninja 250R but that's just not going to cut it for the winter. Anyways, I'm guessing my ratio would be somewhere around 80% road to 20% dirt. I'm 6 feet tall and weigh in around 150lbs. Like I said, this will be my first bike and I'm new to riding. Given my circumstances, what bike would you recommend to me? Or would you recommend a DS at all? I've been looking at the DR-Z400S mostly but I feel like this might be a little too powerful? Maybe I should just get an old 93-94 XR250L but I don't want to spend all my money on repairs... Bleh, I can't decide... help!