I have been doing some research for what kind of bike to get for my first bike. At first I was looking at a V-strom 650, but I have decided that this bike would be just too big and expensive for a first bike. However, I do like that style. So I got to looking at a few dual sport bikes, as suggested by some of ya'll here. But how well will these bikes really handle on the street? I don't plan on doing any knee dragging or anything, but just to and from work and school. Also, what type of top speed am I looking at? Would I be able to drive it down the highway for extended periods of time (2-3 hours)? I have looked at DRZ 400, KLR 250, XT 225, DR 350. I am thinking that a dual sport would be more forgiving on the pocket book if I lay the bike down or something. I don't plan on taking the bike off road much, but it is a possibility, every now and then. Anything else I should consider when thinking about a dual sport?