The KTM is a great bike. I've ridden a KTM LC4 quite a bit. Personally the DRz (IMO) is a better bike for a variety of reasons. But that's just opinion. I have had 35 bikes in my career. 12 were dirt bikes....numerous BMW's. I can tell you the DRz/KLX platform is as good as it gets. But Far be it from me to try to steer you away from a KTM. If you drink the orange kool aid...you'll be hooked. I know...I've riden em! Good luck!
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