I've been considering a second form of transportation and have been going back and fortth with a street bike, dual sport bike or scooter. The scooter was a great option since i could park it pretty much anywhere but I've realized that I will probably be losing my job soon which is in the city. So now there is no need for a scooter...haha.
I've been looking a dual sport bikes and really like the Kawasaki KLR650 but as a beginner biker i think it would be too much bike for me off the trail. In college I had a Yamaha FZR 600 crotch rocket and it was a lot to handle back then. I figured the bike will be used as a local form of transportation with little to NO highway use. I'd like to also use the bike to explore the many ghost towns in CO. OK enough babbling!
Instead of buying a TRUE dualsport I am considering getting a Yamaha WR450 and converting it to street legal. I think this is a better option as I have heard a lot of dual sport bikes (esp the Kaw KLR) are not really good once you get offroad.
Has anybody thought about this? Most of the dual sports are better suited for the road and soft off road conditions. I'll be driving the bike around town but nothing crazy but really want to be able to hit the trails hard. Also consider that I am a beginner.