Seems all my friends are going dual purpose recently, and the guys with the most money are buying the KTM 525. I've ridden it, and I like it, but in some ways it is more of a collection of nice parts, some of which are not fully sorted out. It also has a pretty uncomfortable seat. If one decides against the KTM, that leaves the Kawi 650, Suzuki 650, the BMW Funduro, and the venerable Honda xr650L. I would hate to drop the BMW on a trail, looks like expensive plastic parts would be everywhere. It seems odd, but the ancient design, and probably soon to be discontinued Honda may still be the best factory dual-purpose. What are some other opinions?