Next year, I am getting a new motorcycle. But I’m having trouble finding my ideal bike. I want a more standard riding position, 50-100hp, and as close to, or under, 400lbs curb weight. I want a more road oriented bike and it can either be really sporty and I’ll keep my KLR as a balanced “fuck it” bike. Or I get a softer, more well rounded bike and I’ll build the KLR for off road fuckery.

Near as I can tell, I’m limited to the FZ-07, the Ducati scrambler, and...maybe something from Husqvarna? One of the 701 variants? Am I missing any? What else is out there? I’d love the vitpilen 701 but we shall see how it holds up over the first year.