Here's what happened to me this year. Started with 2015 new generation KLR which didn't last long. My god what a over weight tank. Sure it was good on the road but seriously not a dirt bike in my 50 years experience.
Sold the KLR and got 2013 DR650. Boy from the hype online one would figure it to be the best bike on the planet. Well for me it was a big POS. Problem after problem with zero reliability. Sure maybe I got the one and only bad one. But I've owned a couple V-stroms, DRZ 400's and the 650 all got sold in short order. Will NEVER buy another Suzuki. I've learned my lesson finally.
So I'm back to Honda and a 2017 XR650L. Have owned several over the many years and NONE have given me any issues. Awesome power, great suspension and hammer like reliability. I would highly recommend one. Never made much sense to buy a 400 for the same money and size bike. Cause you can never have enough power, IMHO. Especially if your riding 2 up.