The Death of DP?

Hard to know, but it’s harder to find people who think off-pavement riding is even interesting, let alone worth risking life, limb, and savings on this kind of adventure. All of the economic reasons listed are valid and likely contributors, but I think the biggest problem is the price of motorcycles vs. competitive means of transportation.

  • HONDA XR650L: $6690
  • KAWASAKI KLR650: $6599
  • SUZUKI DR650S: $6499
  • HUSQVARNA FE501S: $10,599
  • BETA 500RS : $9799
  • KTM 500EXC-F: $10,399
  • BETA 430RS: $9699
  • HUSQVARNA FE350S: 10,399
  • KTM 350EXC-F: $10,199
  • SUZUKI DR-Z400S: $6599
  • HONDA CRF250L: $4999
  • YAMAHA WR250R: $6690
  • YAMAHA XT250: $5190
  • SSR XF250: $2999
  • SUZUKI DR200S: $4499
  • YAMAHA TW200: $4590

Maybe these prices look reasonable to you, but for a kid looking for a recreational vehicle he/she might ride for 3-4 months a year, 3-4 times a week, this is nutty money.

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