Originally Posted by dickie3625
But really i got a question just got my motorcycle license. What is a good hybrid type bike. Meaning for on and off road. Ive seen em out there
I've not heard them called "hybrid." "Dual Sport" , "Enduro" & "Adventure" are more common terms. I'm pretty sure "Adventure" translates to "Expensive Dual Sport." (see: fully accessorized BMW GS1200 or any KTM.)
As for a "good one," much depends on what you have in mind for it. This class of bike can include everything from a beat up old Honda XL185 (I had one back when) to a KLR 650 or even the big GS BMWs, KTMs & Triumph adventure bikes.
If you're not too short legged (they're tall), a KLR650 is probably worth a look. It's been in production for decades in a only a couple different forms and they will run forever with moderate upkeep. I had an 08, never a problem. They are really common and used ones are everywhere for not a lot of money. I sold mine and bought a regular street bike because in a whole season, I never did any more off-roading than a few dirt roads.
For more serious off road use, the Suzuki DR or the Honda XR 650L is probably more appropriate.
The big dollar Euro Adventure bikes are a serious commitment of funds. Make sure you know what you want before jumping into that pool. A friend of mine had a 650 GS (the little one) and he complained endlessly about BMW service costs. $500+ for what was essentially an oil change, chain adjustment and a general going through.