Originally Posted by Newby1
Can't afford a new anything much less a 2012 V-Strom, there's a 2006 DL650 with 8200 miles at a local shop that's already beat up quite nicely I'm looking at but Christmas is not the time to come up with extra $.
I don't want to go Dirt Bike riding but do want to be able to hit gravel, fire roads maybe hard pack golf cart path type stuff to eventuall go Touring around the country on.
Right now looking to get her past the MSF test and probably a 250cc Street bike to start and let her move up to my 750.
Look into a honda 230sm or any sm, the supermoto seems like it'd make a great commuter, but I don't know how it does on the highways. Haven't tried that on a test drive. But then again, you can get a supermoto tire like the distanzias with an aggressive tread that works on both hardpack and street, at least in my testing from my xt250. If 230 is too smal get a 400 or 650. just my $.02
Currently:1985 Honda Magna 700 (aka V42.5 or V45)
Previously:2001 Honda VTX 1800 (Family bike),1980 XT250 (Modernized)
Dream: '96+ DR650 w/ vapor, centerstand, & sm setup (with black rims and blue or red hubs)