Very good write up in the latest Motorcycle trader mag about the DR and KLR. Probably the most sensible Ive seen, No outright winner, it was about which is the best "Horse" for any individuals particular "Course". I like what Kawasaki have done to their venerable 650 beast this year, There is no way in hell you could farkle a DR up to match the latest KLR now for the new price difference. But, As the mag implied, If you want a big, simple road legal trail bike which also goes very well on the road (with a better seat) then the DR Rocks. If you want a comfy long distance adventure tourer that's about a third of the price of most others on the market and still goes pretty well off road then the KLR is worth a serious look.
COP, "Ive been waiting to catch you all day"
BIKER "Sorry officer, I got here as fast as I could"