Hello...I'm new and asking for opinion/input
Hi - I'm not only new to KLR forum, but new to riding as well. I currently own a Yamaha 2013 XT250, my first motorcycle and now I'm looking to see what's next. I come here because I know the KLR is a much loved dual sport bike and wildly popular. I find my riding is more and more on the foothills area of NorCal and some off road (fire road/gravel, etc). While the Yamaha has been a great bike for a starter/novice like me, I know the time is coming that a bigger ride is needed. So that's where I turn to you all, the veterans and pros!
As someone who's still very much in the novice stage, but looking for a more capable bike and still heading off to dirt paths, is the KLR a logical choice? I have spent so much time reading between the KLR, a DR650 and now the Husq TR650 that my head is spinning.
If it matters I'm about 5'10" 200 lbs so seat height (or lack of) is more important than weight. I'm not looking for a speed bike or something that is going to allow me to really push a trail ride to its limits...I am looking for a bike that gives me a better road feel than the Yamaha, especially at highway speeds of 55-60, and ideally something that is also easy to learn for the inevitable tweak/mod/repair job as well.
Thanks all and happy (safe) riding.