There was a question above about how difficult is it to kick start a KLR250. I bought a new 2001 that year and rode it for over 10,000 miles. I bought it because it had a kick start. With the kick start, you will never have to try to push start a bike off road in mud,loose gravel,sand etc.And it will still start and run with a dead battery. My KLR250 started so easily that it was never an issue. Mine almost always started first kick when cold even if it sat for 2-3 months in the winter. They are very good dual sport motorcycles. I eventually traded it in on a new KLR650, but I'm back with a smaller dual sport now-this time a 2007 Yamaha XT225.The XT gets lots better gas mileage and is almost as fast.The XT is certainly lower in seat heigth.My KLR250, once break in was over, usually got like 65 miles per gallon and that includes some freeway riding at 60 mph.The XT will get in the 90s even with some 55 mph and lots of 50 mph riding.
Jon in Keaau, Hi. USA
2008 SYM HD200 (wife's ride)
2009 Kymco People 150 and coming soon, another dual sport mc