I have had 2 different dealers of bolts yamaha and Ktm steer me to the yamaha wr250r as being the best fit bike for my situation. Mostly we travel a lot and a Ktm service is not always easy.
Very true.If you're not sure what kind of bike is best for you - you can be pretty sure that a KTM isn't it.
Neither is a Husaberg.
Or most BMW's.
If you're looking for something to fart around on once you get to where you're going (ref. your comment about being able to bring it along with your 5th wheel), I'd recommend something in the 200 - 400cc range. They're cheaper to buy into, easier to load/unload, easier to pick up, have a lower seat height, are more efficient, & all around are just "easier" to live with.
If you're looking for something to cover lots of ground with in lieu of your truck/5th wheel, then the bigger bikes start making a whole lot more sense.
Just don't fall into the trap of needing the biggest/best/fastest/brand-namiest bike out there - because you don't. Several years ago I took my Husaberg (FE600) & my ex's DR200 to Mexico for a week of camping on the beach. I put more miles & hours on her DR200 than I did my Husaberg simply because it was better for picking your way through the old washed out roads & trails than the much bigger/faster 'berg. The Husaberg was somewhere north of $10,000 when new, the DR less than half that - and the DR worked better for that type of riding.
The ktm is nice and there resale is high. I sure what one but I also know 1 of 2 things is going to happen I ride alot and want to up grade or it sits in the barn next to the race car drag car rock crawler and the lawn mower.
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A bit hard to answer that - it's different for each rider.I also find that I am short when talking trail riding 5'8".
How important is being able to flat foot a bike.
If it turns out to be #2 - just sell it.The ktm is nice and there resale is high. I sure what one but I also know 1 of 2 this is going to happen I ride alot and want to up grade or it sits in the barn next to the race car drag car rock crawler and the lawn mower.