I've become more and more fascinated by the whole supermoto idea. I'm a experience road race style rider on supersports but can count the number of times I've ridden a "dirt bike" on one hand. The few times have been very enjoyable though. I've decide to start with a dirt bike and learn more traditional dirt riding. Then work my way up to a bigger bike suitable for SM. I just bought myself a 2003 Suzuki RM125. I really wanted a 2 stroke MXer. This bike probably isn't good for making a motard out of but I think it's a good way to get get some dirt experience. I'm going to start out going to the bike parks since the bike isn't registered. The bikes got an aftermarket FMF system on it which is ultra loud and offensive. I've ordered a special 'quiet series' FMF muffler since I've heard that most parks have noise restrictions. If I do start sneeking it out into the bush I'd want it as quiet as possible to fly under the radar. I know a few guys that are getting into dirt so I should have some fun with that but the ultimate goal is to work my way up to a SM bike.