Convince me v. drz400sm

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  1. aCab

    aCab New Member

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    I found a mint 2005 DRZ400SM, 3500 miles, new rear tire - $3800. I rode it through deal's gap twice last week and up and around the mountains of East Tennessee yesterday. It runs strong, nothing wrong with it at all.

    I just can't convince myself to have a supermoto as my only bike. I've found a mine 00 SV650 with 6k miles for $2500 and it just seems that I could do a lot more with it than the SM.

    I'm living at Deal's Gap this summer, so the sm would be awesome, but when I go back to school, I'd need something I can commute on and tour with. Thoughts?
     
  2. XR250rdr

    XR250rdr OT Supporter

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    The seat on the DRZ gets uncomfortable pretty quick. You aren't going to want to do any touring with it.

    Its a fun bike, but I don't feel its a good bike to have as your only bike.
     
  3. squid

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    Can't tour on a DRZ. Not at all.

    A friend has one and it rips through urban areas and in the canyons, but it's just screaming it's tits off at regular highway speeds.
     
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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    why is this bike so expensive though? for 6k+TTL there's a load of other bikes you can start looking at.
     
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    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    spoked 17s aren't cheap, and I think it's got a pretty nice front end too.
     
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    Vermincelli Banned

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    an SM is a great 2nd bike. As a primary or only bike it just doesn't have the versatility.
     
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    Why would it be cheap? There's a lot more to a bike than the motor. The thing is damn near indestructible.
     
  8. Tof-Corey

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    I beg to differ. I have owned 2 KTM LC4 Supermoto's. While not certainly great Highway droners, they'll certainly put up with it. They can do 70mph all day and they hold alot of oil.
     

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