I ride an 05 600RR and I'd like a supermoto for a second bike. It will be mostly dedicated street riding but I might race with Victoria supermoto. I really want to road race but I can't afford it. Supermoto racing looks to be cheap (relative) and a crapload of fun. I really want something fairly light, easy to toss around, bulletproof motor, and one that will wheelie everywhere. Service intervals MUST be reasonable. I don't want to spend more time changing oil and doing rebuilds than riding. Ideally, i'd like to find something slightly used but I've got to leave the country for 7months so I might treat myself something top O' the line when I get back (10G range). These are the bikes that I've been considering:
Husaburg 450 (in street trim) appx. $10,000 - There is a dealer here in Vic and they are great guys. Great bike that makes lots o' power and looks the buisness.
Husqvarna SMR450 or 510 appx. $8500 - $10000 - Best looking bike out there (except Aprillia) and good reputation for quality. A bit harder to get ahold of but that isn't a big worry. I know 5thGear has a used 510 for sale and I'd be on it in a second if I weren't leaving for so long.
I've had a look at the DRZ-400SM but I haven't been able to ride one and I would expect it to be pretty underpowered.
SG Power in Vic is getting Aprillia soon. I'm in love with their fuel injected, v-twin, motard but they can't give me a pricepoint. I'd expect it to be quite out of my price range (i've heard as high as $16,000, and that is just retarded!).
I don't really want a converted 450 dirtbike but if the right deal came along I'd have a look.
What do you guys think? What would you buy? Would you buy something purpose built or do a build-up?