A few months ago I pulled the trigger and purchased a brand new Suzuki DR200 SE. I did this only after a very long, thorough study and evaluation that included many factors. Finally it was narrowed down to this Suzuki and the Honda CRF230L. I chose the Suzuki for 3 reasons: the fuel tank is MUCH larger (nearly 3.5 gallon tank), the compression ratio is 9.4 compared to 9.0 on the Honda, and the price was only $3480 instead of about $4800 for the Honda. Immediately I made one modification, and its the only one ive done so far. The stock sprocket tooth count is 15/45 front/rear. To get the cruise rpm's down a bit, I installed a 16 tooth front sprocket, it only cost $26 and I easily put it on myself. I did not have to put a link or modify the chain at all; just adjusted the chain tightening feature. In future, if desired, I can reduce revs even further by getting a smaller count rear sprocket..... After about 1400 miles I am truly enjoying the ride! I've been off-road (trails) and gravel roads several times, but mostly I do cruising on city and country roads. The bike handles so nicely and is a joy to drive! Even with no aftermarket exhaust, she seems to have plenty of acceleration right up to my 78 mph highest speed I have attempted. Of course, being such a lightweight small bike, it feels best between 28 and 50 mph. I have discovered, as Wayne cautioned, that these types of bikes don't coast real far compared to my Honda Insight. Also I used this motorcycle to take my 2 day safety course; that was very worthwhile I feel. Being brand new and all waxed & polished, I think some of the other class participants were a little jealous! Fuel economy has been great, and the speedo is right on according 2 my GPS. In normal country road cruising I am averaging 116.22 mpg. And 3 times I have done 40 mile runs where I really tried my very best to maximize, including head down, slow acceleration, short shifting, and just a bit of coasting. On these I averaged 173.54 mpg - - - - - and I tease the scooter guys, telling them I can beat their economy, and do it on a real dual-sport motorcycle!