Here is my dilemma, I am just getting into motorcycles. My plan is to get into the woods on back roads. I was told in order to ride on many of the forest service roads my bike must be street legal. I dont want to do much street riding and will be taking my family along. My wife and I have looked at Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki. The only bike we have ridden was the Yamaha TW200 My wife likes this one the best. This bike seems questionable to me, I would like to see her on more of a dirt bike like the Kawasaki KLR250 but the Yamaha salesman told us if we will be mainly on dirt roads the Yamaha TW200 would be the best bike for her. I also think that the KLR 250 would be the best dual sport bike for me. However 4 of my hard core dirt bike friends say in less than a year I wont be happy with a 250 and that I will want more power and that a 400 should be the smallest bike I should consider. They all say the DRZ-400 would be the perfect bike for me. I tell them these 48 year old bones would do just fine on a 250, but its hard to argue against 100+ combined years of dirt bike experience. So I think why not get what I need the first time instead of going through three bikes before I find the one thats right for me. Very confused at this point. Any opinions would appreciated. Does anyone know of a better site to address this question to? Thanks Wanna kill these ads? We can help!