Originally Posted by djpreston
I share both Greg's and Zac's sentiments, get the DR350.
+3. We had a DRZ400S, it was a nice machine but really a pig. Not more powerful than a DR350, transmission was worse, suspension was a bit better but had to tell with the extra weight. I have a street legal 99 dirt model DR350 now, I get to ride it once in a while but it's my wifes dual sport/desert machine. She can start it in one or two kicks and loves the bike. The only thing she misses from the DRZ is the magic button.