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Alright, i'm taking a huge long shot here but oh well. I've never really posted a bulletin before but these times call for desperate measures.

I'm so in between not making the right decision. I can really go any direction of what Sumo i want, but I've been wanting one for quite some time. I use to ride a cbr600 F4I when I was younger and untill recently I had a KTM 450 EXC. Bike was awesome I loved that KTM! Only problem with it is i'm 5'5 and couldn't touch the ground even with hanging off the side. Now with off road I could care less about touching, but on the street I need to touch a bit. This isn't too much of a problem because I can get everything lowered to my height really. (with some restrictions i know)

Heres the real problem......I DON"T KNOW WHAT BIKE TO GET.....money is an issue I really don't want to spend more then 4K pushing it is 4.5k....I have been looking at a drz400 but was told after ridding my buddies 625smc that it woudln't feel NO WHERE in the same area as the 625 (this i know from just knowledge..400 vs 625 no contest) But what would be a good starter Sumo for me? I'm not a beginer and i'm deffinetly not a trickster but i'm not affraid to learn. I love going fast, I like sharp corners, a few tricks. Mainly just want a nice clean ride, but something I can flick the wrist and be at 70mph.

Any help from any one would be great....I'm just almost getting sick of Sumo's and I haven't even owned one yet.......
 

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I do not have a lot of experience with the 625 (read: None), what I do know though, is that the DRZ:
Has a reliable motor that stands the test of time
Is low mantinence
Is cheap
Has lots of parts available
Isn't half bad on the power scale
Etc.

If you're looking for practicallity, and overall 'cheapness' I'd have to vote the DRZ. It's a good bike, and it's easy to get a bit more power out of. Just remember, after coming off a CBR NO sumo is going to feel like your sportbike did, it will be slower and handle quite a bit differently (which I'm sure you know from your 450). But, a 400 should be enough to get you started, especially if money is a big factor.
 

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+1 on all of there replies, but in addition: Just about any supermoto bike will hold resale fairly well(if bought used for decent money) so if you buy a drz(what i curently have) and decide to get out of it for something with more power, maybe when you have a bit more cash, you wont be loosing too much cash in the process.
 

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My previous bike before this one was a zx6r. When I bought the DRZ, it felt pretty slow. But then I realized that you dont need that much power to have a shitload of fun on some tight twisty roads, and especially around town. My DRZ with the pipe, jet kit, and 3x3 is adequate power wise for what I do with it, and it is SOOO much fun!
 
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