I'm looking for a new supermoto and i'm having trouble picking one. I live in California and living here it is basically impossible to convert a mx bike to being street legal so you have to look at other bikes.
Right now I have a DRZ that i'm looking to upgrade. I'm looking for something much lighter and the bike being a bit faster wouldn't hurt either. 80% of the time I ride, it's twisty roads on the weekends for fun and the other 20% is commuting to my college when the weather permits.
I really really REALLY want a newer 2012 + WR450F SM. Super light, more then enough power, and I really want to stick with Japanese bikes. The WR has definitely proven itself to be more then reliable as well.
Only problem is, if I want a plated one in California it's going to cost me a pretty penny especially if its a 2012 +. Which makes me look elsewhere for other supermoto bikes. My only other options would be to buy a factory plated KTM, Husky, or Beta. Out of all of those companies I trust Husky the most. The one that peaks my interest the most is the SMR 510.
I can find SMR 510s on craigslist for $5000 to $6000. Also these are factory supermotos, with 17s and really nice brakes.
I have been looking on craigslist for over a year now and only one 2012 WR450F has come up and is still up right now. It only has the dirt rims, so I would have to spend $1000 to get some warp 9s. He is asking $8000.
So what do you guys think? Is the WR worth it? Should I go euro? Thanks for checking my post out!