Originally Posted by tastroman
You will have to pardon my ignorance as I have never taken a cross country trip and minus a couple gravel roads it's been 35 years since I've piloted a dirt bike but I'm wondering why has no manufacturer released a sub 500cc 80% street, 20% dirt ADV bike. I know there are a couple dirt oriented offerings and I'm familiar with the current crop of 650's but I'm thinking more along the lines of something in the 300-400cc range. Something like a baby Wee Strom.
I'm certainly not suggesting there should be, I'm more just curious as to why a bike like this would fail as a cross country mover.
Because in America, bigger is better. A $8000 300cc bike will not sell.
You may want to look at the dr650 , xt series, and tw. 35 years is a long time, are you sure you don't want a dirt bike, and run from the ranger one more time?