Just looking to get a dual sport, wanted to see what everyone recommends on here.
I know what you mean. My dads bikes seem kind of heavy riding them, and they probably weigh around 330lbs, maybe a little more. The DRZ400 is an excellent motor, peppy and strong. I had the Z400 ATV and never had a problem with the motor on it. You could try and look for the DRZ400SM, the super moto version. It came with better front suspension, I beleive they were the same forks that the RM250 2stroke dirtbike had. Swap the street only tires out for some on/off road meats and it'll be a nice ripper.I was thinking DRZ400 as I mainly want to be able to just ride out to the local trails from my house without having to hook up my 16ft trailer every time. I wan't what ever I get to be manageable but still have a little bit of power to it. I'm 5'9" 155lbs so I think the xr650 will be a bit much for me to muscle on the trails.