Originally Posted by Hawk900dc
the only things that irk me are the vibrations when on the highway. I keep looking at the KLR due to the claimed less vibrations, smoother power delivery and comfort. Ive been also been referred to Vstroms, but I think if i get something that big it would be a hassle for short trips around town and getting out of my one car garage garage and cramped driveway.
I don't think you'll feel any less vibration from a KLR than a DR650. Individual examples will vary some due to mass production and wear, but the KLR is not inherently smoother.
If you want something light weight for short highway trips, consider the Kawasaki Ninja 300. Cheaper than a KLR, lighter, faster, better gas mileage, more comfortable, lower seat height, fuel injected -- I mean, if you're just street riding, why not get a street bike?