Based mostly upon my expertise and that of some mates right here in Texas and Louisiana, nearly any motorbike will be made avenue authorized by the vendor. They will title it as a DS bike as an alternative of an “off highway solely” bike. I might negotiate based mostly upon them getting it avenue authorized, if you’re going new.
So far as bikes go, IMHO there isn’t any bike that stands as much as the Honda XR650R. I’ve personally ridden my XR over four,000 miles since I obtained it a bit over a yr in the past. I’ve a good friend that swears he has put 30,000 miles on his. It’s every thing that I may have ever needed. Honda has dropped the XR-R from their lineup in OZ, and can doubtless accomplish that in America finally, however till they do (or they redesign every thing besides the mill) the XR-R is high canine in my e book.
That being mentioned, I am unable to think about using it on single observe, however you possibly can doubtless dig a moat from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico with the precise tire.
Husky has been getting good press, however I do know little or no about them. Enduro_Nut ran one for some time.
I’ve a KTM 400 and love the bike. That being mentioned, the RFS bikes are extra labor intensive than my XR-R. They’re much higher suited to tight circumstances.
I do know a bunch of men that swear by the Kawasaki 400 and 4 or 5 which have made the Yamaha WR450 right into a DS bike. In Texas that’s straightforward, however I do not know concerning the legal guidelines in Florida. There’s a bunch right here that rides the KLR 650, however it isn’t a “filth bike” in my e book.
A method individuals appear to be getting across the legislation is shopping for a motorcycle that had already been transformed in one other state …