I decided on the KLR650 because for several reasons. Firstly, there were more KLR650s around the tri-state area than any other dual sport bike. This meant I could shop around and have multiple options before pulling the trigger. Secondly, at $5500-6000 new, the KLR650 was exceptionally good value, cheap to maintain and incredibly reliable. Considering I had little mechanical know-how, I wanted to encounter as few problems as possible. It didn't take long for me to lock down this beauty, a Kawasaki-green KLR650 2014 New Edition :).