Originally Posted by Hawker97
I purchased a DR200SE this summer so my 17 year old daughter could learn to ride and get her motorcycle endorsement. She likes the 200 but it is only a 5 speed and tops out at 50-55 mph. We live in Alaska and she would like to go on some distance rides with me ..... gravel roads etc. I am looking at options for a different bike for her, maybe a 350? She is 5'7" 100 lbs. I would like some advice from 350 owners. The bike needs to be street legal.
My DR350 is dreamy smooth and really, really likes highway riding. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to tour on it. It's set up for trail riding now. I would change sprockets to bring the highway rpm's down a little. It's a bit tall...you could perhaps lower the suspension somewhat. But my wife is 5'7" and she has no trouble riding it. I already have a touring seat and aftermarket gas tank for it.