At Adventure Riders Indonesia, we use Kawasaki KLX250, Honda CRF150L, KTM EXC-F 250 Yamaha YZ250x and WR155 dual sport bikes.
As suited as the bikes are they have however been slightly modified to suit our type of dirt bike riding. For our motorcycle tours we've added a few aftermarket items such different sprockets, handlebars, hand guards and tyres suited to specific terrain like off-road or enduro.
The Kawasaki KLX250 are tough and durable. In fact, they're almost indestructible, which makes them an ideal choice for the off-road challenges and the rugged and remote conditions that we throw at them. All round capabilities.
The Honda CRF150L is lighter but still tough, with good torque and lower seat height. We have a bike setup with 16" rear wheel for an even lower seat height. Light and easy to ride.
The KTM EXC-F 250 bikes are for experienced riders who are comfortable with the extra power to weight ratio. These bikes are dualsport bikes but closer to a cross bike is their setup. Lots of fun.
The Yamaha YZ250F is a lighter track bike without extra weight from lights, indicators etc. The YZ has great power to weight ratio and a bit of grunt. Great bike for 1 and 2 day trips.