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Now that my 10 is sold. I am playing with the idea of getting a supermoto..

Ive read back through this section and it seems the Yam or Honda are best starter bikes.

I hate maintenance.. Looking for street fun and commuting mostly.

On the manufacture sites, it still shows bikes from 2009, 2010..

I dont have an acct with junkie, so cant see the classifieds there for a used..

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March 23, 2011, 12:06 PM

there is not one that is more zippy, and still reliable?


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XR1200 and get another set of rims for nobby-tires then you can go street or dirt when ya want to.


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I owned a WR250F and jetted and piped that thing was quick and hung very well with 450 short distances. I think a 450 is as small as I would go for the street but that's me but I loved the bike.
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yea if you are doing a lot of highway riding I'd look for a bigger bike.


here is a thread for honda vs ktm over on smj.

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what about the crf230M ?


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I've heard it is a dog and the about only thing it has going for it is the 6-speed. If you never plan on riding the highway you could consider it.


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what about the crf230M ?
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Are you looking for a commuter only or a play bike? Toying with the idea of track day? The little 250 style work but get old real quick. If you are going to try any hwy forget it. Don't look at Aprillia, Husky or the KTM SMR's. Really look at the older KTM 2nd gen LC4 or the new 690 LC4. I have the Duke 690 with 28,000 miles and commute everyday on it. I can play with the real SM's until the track gets real tight plus I can do hwy no problem. Top speed around 115 and gets 50 mpg.

Just noticed the commuter part. DO NOT get a dirt bike that is converted because you will have to work on it quite a bit. Log in on SMJ and there are threads that talk about this since you will want a 2nd opinion.

Also how much money do you want to spend up front? The 690's are not cheap new and hold their value. Try a DR650 maybe or the KLR. More of a dual sport but a lot cheaper up front and to maintain. Easy to get street tires for them. More will come to mind later.


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Are you looking for a commuter only or a play bike? Toying with the idea of track day? The little 250 style work but get old real quick. If you are going to try any hwy forget it. Don't look at Aprillia, Husky or the KTM SMR's. Really look at the older KTM 2nd gen LC4 or the new 690 LC4. I have the Duke 690 with 28,000 miles and commute everyday on it. I can play with the real SM's until the track gets real tight plus I can do hwy no problem. Top speed around 115 and gets 50 mpg.

Just noticed the commuter part. DO NOT get a dirt bike that is converted because you will have to work on it quite a bit. Log in on SMJ and there are threads that talk about this since you will want a 2nd opinion.

Also how much money do you want to spend up front? The 690's are not cheap new and hold their value. Try a DR650 maybe or the KLR. More of a dual sport but a lot cheaper up front and to maintain. Easy to get street tires for them. More will come to mind later.
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Dodge is dead on.

I have a zuki DRZ400, it's as small as I'd go for street, really. I'd have probably gone for the Husky 610, or one of the KTMs... they're a third again the cost, though.

I'm 5'9" with a 31 inch inseam, and the DRZ is tall but comfortable... don't know what your inseam is, Alex... or if it matters. The bike squats a good bit too.


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Yea forgot about the DRZ. Everyone I know who bought one sold it within a year cause it is a slow heavy turd. it is a solid bike though just a little lacking.


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