Originally Posted by Aquanout
I'm used to a heavy powerful bike in single track, anything I get will be lighter. I may start looking for a plated bike just for ease of use crossing fire roads and such.
you might think about going with a good used KTM EXC that is plated for your state. There are a lot of great deals on the EXC`s and most of them have a bunch of good stuff already done to them. KTM`s come with all the good components and race ready out the door new.
Then again if you want brute power and good suspension go with the all mighty "KX-500". Your won`t lose a drag race thats for sure.
I went with the 690R enduro and love the bike. It does come in at 310 lbs but does not feel like it. Does really good off road and it eats up the twisty roads on the street yet will do well over 100mph and still get 50 mpg. My race days are over but when I ride the 690 it leaves me smiling big time. Stock it comes with 65 hp, top of the line suspension, brakes, controls, rims and everything else about it.
Good luck on your hunt, you ------COCKBAG !