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    Drz400 alternatives

    I’ve had a DRZ400e in the past and enjoyed it
    There seem few bikes like it for durability and low ownership costs
    So what do you all recommend ? Or do I hang on for a nice low miles DRZ again?
    I could probably never do justice to a KTM or Husky although I like them and am practical with a great workshop and tools
    Would get on road/ light off-road use
    Cheers
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    I went from a DRZE to a 525XC

    I used to crash the DRZ at least twice every time I rode it. I never crashed the KTM once in 4000 miles of ownership and the KTM never let me down once which sadly the DRZ did
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    What about a DR650?

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    What about a DR650?
    Yes, great suggestion although rare to find a good one over here now.
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    Last of the air cooled, big bore Japanese, dual sports. Not sure if they’ll even be available here after this year.

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    The price of DRZ 400 is going up. Very few good S models around for sale and E models are even more difficult to source and command a good price.

    If you are not doing too many road miles and are happy to service a bit more regularly a KTM exc 350 or 450 would be worth considering. Or a Yamaha WR 450.

    Unless you feel flush to go for a Honda crf450L.

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    Well, the deal is done
    A 3400 mile DRZ 400S in nice all round condition from a private sale
    Was sorely tempted by a total minter of a KTM 520 Exc at moto corsa that I saw the other day but it was £2k moreand frankly TOO nice for what I wanted
    Thanks for all the input, bottom line is I played safe, I think....

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