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What bike?

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by 12ARX, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Long time reader first time poster :wink:
    Currently ride a RGV and i am looking to trade up to another bike..
    I am looking for something that must commute, be fun on the twisties and be be comforatble for some highway riding.. ALSO i want to do a bit of dirt riding every now and then (not motoX just dirt riding when i go shooting).. I am only 170cm tall so most of the bigger bore enduros etc bikes i have looked at are too tall for me. I love the look of the drz400sm but want to know how capable is it if i get spare rims with knobbies for the dirt trips? Does the drz400e/s come in the black like the SM? What options have i got? Love the old xt's seat height but too harsh on the highway..
    Cheers :grin:

  2. Getting one bike to do all that is pretty tough.

    A BMW F650 might fit the bill, as might a V-Strom 650.

    They won't be as good on dirt as a proper offroad, but they'll probably get you there. These bikes will be much more suited to the highway than a dirty though.
  3. I think you're realy looking for 2 bikes there and you would be far from the only NR to have more than 1 :wink: