Over the last few years I've accumulated 3 "dual Sport" bikes. DRZ400, XT225, and my current favorite, a Kaw SuperSherpa. (KL250)
I have the BMW 1150GS, still in my possession, and kinda hate to part with it, but it is way too much machine for my physical capabilities.
If I could put the Super Sherpa tranny in the DRZ, I think I would not be looking at another bike.
The Sherpa's 6 speed wide ratio is just right for my current riding style, but the power of the DRZ400 is way more VERsatile for all the various roadways and trails out there.
I hope it's not against the rules to divulge my weight or to ask another member what they weigh.
I'm hoping the Versys X-300 can handle a 180lb rider plus moderate gear & baggage.