So I'm trying to figure out, what makes a supermoto, "supermoto"? Is it just any old dirt bike that has road tires (not knobbies) and is street legal? Than what is the difference between supermoto and dual-sport? I'm looking to purchase an older bike, somewhere in 250 - 400 cc range, that is light, and can be dropped on the pavement without too much worrying about internal as well as external damage. Needs to be pretty low, no high stools that I'm seeing on some of the dirt bikes. It needs to have road tires, no knobbies of any sort. I need as much grip as I can get, and it will never leave pavement. This bike will be used for technical riding, so tight turns, sharp bank angles. Is it possible to convert a bike to be a supermoto? Is it better / cheaper to buy a supermoto bike that is already supermoto, or just get a dirt bike and convert / street legalize it to be supermoto? Would I have to change suspension on a dirt bike, to make it softer / harder for street / technical use? How durable are these bikes? If I'm putting her down on pavement from time to time, do I need any additional protection such as sliders, or are they designed to be well protected by default?