Looking at buying one of these bikes for dual sport use Basically looking for something with enough highway speed for touring but light and durable enough for offroad. I took a couple of bikes for test rides in Phnom Penh recently Observations SUZUKI DRZ400 ros Suzuki electrics seem better setup for highway use ie, battery, elect start, more powerful headlight. Also it was smoother at low rpm around town Late models DRZ400's are around 20% cheaper than XR400's in Phnom Penh :Cons The seat is too narrow for long trips. It is geared very low and developes it power at relatively high rpm, which make me think it would be heavy on the gasoline for long trips HONDA XR400 ros Appears to be bullet proof. Not much on the bike to go wrong. Plenty of low down torque. I suspect its slightly more economical on gasoline than the Suzuki. The seat provides acceptable comfort for long trips. :Cons Relatively expensive, $3700 to $4500 for 1997 to 2000 model respectively No elect start or battery, headlight runs off Stator/capacitor so I expect its challenging for night riding. (Was told that a 50W halogen headlight would work on this bike ??) Bit lumpy to ride around town. Conclusion: Suzy seems a sensible choice but for some reason I like the grunty no nonense XR400. If the 50W halogen headlight option worked OK, I would probably go for the XR400 Would be interested to hear other peoples comments on pros and cons of each.