Getting to the good stuff, the KLX250 feels like a real dirt bike. Other than a slightly low, sit-in-style seat, the ergos are comfortably familiar. The bike feels good between the legs (not super slim like a moto bike but not far off), and standing and gripping with the ankles and knees feels natural to a dirt bike-only rider. When you have to stop in a hurry or make a drastic direction change is when the word “dual-sport” flashes in your mind. At a claimed 304 pounds, this is a heavy bike by any dirt standard and is the only real issue we have with the machine since extra weight affects so many things (handling, braking, acceleration, etc.). Also, the brakes work okay but aren’t the grabby, aggressive brakes that moto/trail guys are used to. We are just glad that it doesn’t come with ABS—even on the bikes that have the option of turning it off, we often forget to until we are flying off the trail, mashing on the pedal with nothing happening.