I have ridden a KLR650 for 6 years. My KLR has taken me up to Deadhorse Alaska, all over Alaska literally down every highway. I moved to Alaska from Arizona and rode my KLR all over AZ and NM. When I moved to an island in Alaskas rainforest I new I needed something smaller, and better traction. Not to mention the max speed on the island is 50 mph, so a KLR is too much. This allowed me to fulfil my dream of owning a TW.