Most of the 650 single cylinder bikes today are like Chevys, Fords, Chryslers ...... they are all decent machines. Some are a little faster, some can carry a little more weight, some ride a little better, some cost more, some require more maintenance and hi-test fuel, some cost a little less.
I picked my first KLR based on specs and cost. I liked the water cooled engine compared to air cooled, the 6 gallon fuel tank compared to 4 gallons on many and the ability to run on low octane fuel compared to hi-test which is not available everywhere especially in remote areas and also the low price.
You can't go wrong with a KLR or a DR. Each has its pluses and minuses like chevys and Fords, but both are good economical bikes.
Last edited by GoMotor; 08-12-2017 at 10:24 PM.