If you wanted to buy your son his first motorcycle, what would you buy?
1. He has never ridden.
2. It needs to be plated so he can ride to school when he gets his license.
I want to buy my 14-year-old son his first motorcycle. Something he can learn on and be dropped without too much worrying about internal as well as external damage, which IMHO would probably be a dirt bike. I want the option later to plate it and make it street legal so he can ride it to school. He's 5'9" and around 150. He's never ridden.
Is converting a dirt bike more headache than it's worth? Is it better to get an enduro that has better suspension? Do I need to get two sets of different rims and tires to go from trail to street? Dual sport is ok, but I like the look of the Supermoto. Are KLR's the best dual sport bike for modding into a supermoto? Is it relatively easy to switch a trial bike to Supermoto? What makes it supermoto? 17" tires?
Thanks for helping a KLR noob.