Originally Posted by itsatdm
Take a look at the Husqvarna 650 Terra thread. You dont need to read all 108 pages. The cliff notes are it handles pavement just fine. More HP than most. It is heavy and not a dedicated dirt bike, but certainly capable of running gravel and dirt roads.
The best part is it cost little more than a KLR. http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/fi...0/viewall.html
That's the one I've been reading a lot about lately too.
More off road oriented than my wife's F650GS and lighter, but basically the same motor hopped up with a bit more power so should be pretty enjoyable on the interstates too if you have to take them.