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DR650SE as a learner bike?

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by isless, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Hi All,

    This may have been answered before but I havent been able to find the thread.

    What's your thoughts on learning on a DR650SE? Considering it is LAMS approved must mean that it isnt a too wild bike.

    Our plan is to move down the south coast of NSW sometime in the next 2 years and a bike like that will be perfect for combination highway and offroad riding.

    Are there others on this forum who have learnt and completed the tests on a DR650SE?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Welcome

    Plenty of DR650's sold and ridden with quite a few. They're a good honest bike. Old simple engine technology, no radiator to break when dropped. But tiny tank and hard seat are often upgraded.

    Also check out KLR, KLE's. Bit dearer are the KTM's and Huskies

    All the best with it
  3. Thanks for that, reading all the forums seems to indicate that they are bullet proof.

    The main question I have is, how do learners have a problem with the size? Im guessing that the acutal weight isnt a problem as they are around the same as a VTR250 but the centre of gravity is a lot heigher.

    Ill check out the KLR's as well
  4. Seat height is often an issue with trailies. DR's can be lowered