The Desert is a Great race tire ... at $160 it better be. Also, comes in ONE SIZE only ... a 140/18. Not sure would fit a DRZ400? Since Pirelli has a huge factory in Brazil a good selection of Pirelli's around the region ... but IMO, none are really "Cheap". I'm waiting for the Korean and Chinese to get into those markets and broaden choices ... and lower tire prices. (Kenda, Shinko, Duro, Cheng Shen) Running a knobby down flat in the center seems a tad risky, especially on wet paved roads. Your life is riding on your tires. :eek1 Next time .. tire up in San Diego. Should get you safely to Guat. City where just about everything is for sale. Salvador has tires too. Next, Colombia is best bet. After that? $$$$$ No deals. My choice would be to run a Mullet combo: Knobby front with a 50/50 hard wearing rear tire. (Mefo, Heidenau) Probably no German tires down there. Maybe a Pirelli Scorpion? The front is what counts off road and should wear well. Knobby rear tires flat spot early on pavement and handling goes away, in my experience. Sorry for the Tire Jack!