I just back back from the Intermot motorcycle show in germany and my desire to get a supermoto bike is at an all time high.
I am thinking of what the best option is to acquire what I want for the best "bang for the buck". Here is a list of options I have thought of.
DRZ 400 SM - street legal out of the box, but it seems like it would be tame compared to the likes of a modern 450 thumper
WR 250X - again, street legal out of the box. still not sure if I would be happy with the power. Possible big bore or stroker crank to get some more power out of it and still maintain good reliability.
YZ/CR/KTM 450 MX-er and converting to supermoto - This is an interesting option although I am not sure about cost to make it completely street worthy. The good part is that I could get EVERYTHING needed to do the conversion at dealer or manufacturer cost so that makes it even more interesting.
aprilia, ktm, husqvarna, tm racing - I think all these guys offer an option that would have the punch I am looking for. But of course they would come with the higher price. Any thoughts or input of specific models from these manufacturers would be great.
let me know your thoughts or share your similar experience.