I'm in Rockville, Maryland on the East coast. Rockville is about 15 miles north of Washington D.C. If you visit the D.C. area, you're welcome to stay with us. Additionally, we will be doing a ride in the Lake George area in the first week of October, you're welcome to join us. I've a Suzuki DR650 too and agreed with what's been discussed about the size of the bike. I would not go with anything smaller than the 650 riding in the U.S. Please let me know how I can help!