Originally Posted by RB450
What is a "true dualsport"?
KTM's are all plateable and ready to ride on street or dirt right out of the box.
Plenty of horsepower, and light waeight through the range...
I have two KTM EXC's - 400 and 450. I think of them as plated race bikes, not true dual sports. I don't mind riding them on street to get to trails once in the mountains, but I don't like the way they feel to go longer distance or a day of just taking backroads. Plus the maintenance intervals are too much to waste that on the street. On my buddies XT 250, or another's XR650L, I'd feel comfortable riding all day on blacktop backroads.