Please don't flame me to bad but I think this is where I should ask. Thinking of getting into the DS/Enduro world at the ripe age of 45. Midlife crisis I guess. I just moved from Missouri to Santa Cruz, CA in June of last year and see lots of guys motoring up and down Highway 1 on DS bikes. There are lots of trails and dirt roads near my school where I teach/coach. I've owned 2 crotch rockets in my riding life and took the motorcycle riders course years ago. Haven't ridden off road ever. Just commute back and forth to work. I'm 5'9" 230 (Played fullback in college+beer). I'd say a DS for me would be 90% highway and 10% ride the dirt roads. Average speed on the Highway 1 here is like 70-80mph!!!! They drive very fast in CA!! There are a few KLR650s in the area for sale. I found a 09 for $3k close by. Or should I just stick to a sportbike to keep up with daily traffic?