I bought a brand new KLR650 in '01, and me and it did not get along. back then it was my only bike, and it was not nearly as comfortable as the Vulcan 750 I traded for it, so about a year later I traded it for another new Vulcan 750. I now have a Yamaha XT225, which is an excellent trail bike, and will go almost anywhere. It's a little small for someone my size as for as highway riding goes. I also have a Honda Rebel 250 that several people want to buy, I might just sell that and get an '07 or older KLR650. Don't really care for the '08 and up, They put to much bodywork on it for a dirt bike. Looks like they may have been trying to copy the BMW GS series.Do it!
You'll never be sorry.....I ain't!
(I even found an old pair of pants in mine! Not sure I'm the one that put them there! Ahahahaha.....)