As a streetbike, let's look at a checklist. Wind protection: nil. Seated comfort: next to none. Vibration: plenty. Lean angle: not really. Come up with a list that rates the EXC as a trailbike and the checklist looks much better. The EXC is super-slim, with a state-of-the-art four-stroke engine, fantastic suspension, great handling, grippy, knobby tires, and it's ready to ride off-road. Suzuki's DR-Z400S is the most comparable dual-sport bike, and the KTM has roughly 10 more ponies, one more gear in the transmission, more wheel travel, a more aggressive riding position and weighs 60 to 70 pounds less.