Yep, you've got the differences between the off road and on-road models down I think. Also, the newer off-road models had cartridge forks while the dual sport models didn't get them till 98 (I think the off road models got them in 96, but not sure).
Also, all the obvious stuff like keyed ignition, steel rear fender support, helmet lock, instruments and all the usual street gear.
A kick-starter can easily be added to the e-start models, several people have done it and I've seen a detailed writeup somewhere with pics and everything of the instal. It looked quite straightforward.