HELP choosing my first dirt bike!
I am new to this forum and I want to first thank all of you for the useful info you provide. I am sure you will help me with this.
I always had a bike in my life since I was 14 years old (I will turn 35 in few days), starting with a Cagiva 125cc, 250cc, ... and last bike I had was a Ducati Monster 620. I always had sport bikes, but I had chances to ride my friends' enduros (125cc and 250 cc) and go off-road several times in the country where I grow up.
I moved to canada (Vancouver) in 2006 and I was not thinking to by a bike for a while. But this while came to the end now. I can't live without a bike. So, here is the reason why I am writing.
I was thinking to buy an off-road bike, but I never owned one in my life, and honestly I do not have so much knowledge on this. I did a bit of research, and I realized that MAYBE the Kawasaki KLX450R is a good choice to start enjoying the beautiful British Columbia. I read that this bike is easy to ride and a bit slow, which is fine with me since this would be my first off-road bike. By the way, can I ride this bike on the road getting to the off-road trails? I am planning to try and seat on different bikes, however, before making any choice, but I was hoping to have your opinion before moving on this. I will mainly use this bike for recreation, going off-road with a group of friends (which I don't have yet, but hope to find in some club) but not aiming to do crazy trails or very competitive ones. I am 5'58" and 136lbs.
Looking forward to have your comments. Thanks!!