Originally Posted by 0ldhippie
I'm having a hard time getting into the supermoto thing? I got a drz400s and put 17s on it because I rarely go off road anymore thinking it would make a fun local bike. The fact is, it just doesn't have enough power to be much fun and isn't comfortable much over 55mph for any time/distance no matter how twisty the road is. This plus no wind protection or real storage options make it pretty unpractical and unfun. Still I'm not giving up yet and plan to hot rod the motor for some power but it just will never be a do-all bike. It really does need to be a second or third bike and that's what keeps sales low imho.
It doesn't sound like your bike just needs more power. It sounds like it needs longer legs. Try a bike with better gearing spread. A hotrodded DR650 has longer legs and plenty of options available for comfort and storage.