Originally Posted by CanadianX
Take a look at the KTM line, loving my 690 as a DS but if true offroad is where your heart is you could look at the even more dirt biased 500 and 300.
Can't even recall how I was taking the GSA through the places I did. The big girl is now the two up touring machine and sees some light off road duty. The 690 sees duty commuting and in the mud and rocks and trees and sand and trees...trying to see less of the trees.
I won't make the rock this year either, the rest of you FF, have fun.
My only problem with the 690 is that it would require significant suspension upgrades for me. I can't reach the ground with a foot AT ALL on a 690 - a step ladder would be very inconvenient to carry.
I've been thinking a KLX250 or a WR250R as a lightweight, mostly trails dual Sport. The nice thing is that there are incredible mods for each platform and I live fairly close to most of the trails.
I may have a look at what Husqvarna offers as well.