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Old 01-01-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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After a year of riding a sportbike I figured I would want a supermoto (motard) as a second bike.

Our riding season is very short here so to make it count I want to ride not only on dry roads but also to be able to ride in dirt and snow as well.

I need the one that is street legal. What would be the suggestions? I most likely will look into used bike cuz I blew all my money on my first supersport, lol. I also think to keep it under 600cc.

Suggestions and personal experience will be much appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:53 AM   #2
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DRZ400s are reliable and inexpensive. A good place to start.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:01 AM   #3
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DRZ400s are reliable and inexpensive. A good place to start.
Excellent suugestion, especially in light of the low-cost, smaller engine size requirements.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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Thank you guys. I will check this one out.
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Wikipedia is your friend:

The Ancient Greek phrase μολὼν λαβέ! (molṑn labé; reconstructed Ancient Greek pronunciation [molɔːn labé]; Modern Greek pronunciation [moˈlon laˈve]) means "Come and take them". It is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. It is an exemplary use of a laconic phrase.
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The Ancient Greek phrase μολὼν λαβέ! (molṑn labé; reconstructed Ancient Greek pronunciation [molɔːn labé]; Modern Greek pronunciation [moˈlon laˈve]) means "Come and take them". It is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. It is an exemplary use of a laconic phrase.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #9
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After a year of riding a sportbike I figured I would want a supermoto (motard) as a second bike.

Our riding season is very short here so to make it count I want to ride not only on dry roads but also to be able to ride in dirt and snow as well.

I need the one that is street legal. What would be the suggestions? I most likely will look into used bike cuz I blew all my money on my first supersport, lol. I also think to keep it under 600cc.

Suggestions and personal experience will be much appreciated.

Thank you.


In America it all kinda started in a town in California called Carlsbad back in the early 80's they took all the motocrossers, roadracers, and flat trackers and had a race that was half on dirt and half on pavement. This was done to even the odds between the three types of riders.

Im sure it may have been going on in Europe first but that's what I can offer. Oh and yes the DRZ400SM is the best bang for the buck!


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Old 01-10-2012, 05:14 AM   #10
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You can also buy and install a Baja kit on a dirtbike, get it inspected and retitled to street legal. It will have to have DOT tires on it also. Its nice to have a bike that costs so little to insure also.

Im not so sure that still works with todays DMV unless the facility is unaware. If they pull out the book and check the vin against yours they can usually chatch it. The best way is to find a DMV waaaay out in the boonies.
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