My first taste of dual-sporting was with a beat up NX650, so I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for them. They don’t come up for sale very often, and this is one of the nicest I’ve seen in a while (I’d put the original front fender back on in an instant, though).
Known as the Dominator is other markets, the NX650 was sold in the US for just two years. The drivetrain is from a XR650L so you get 44 horsepower, 5 speed transmission, and excellent parts availability. On the other hand, the plastics can be difficult to source – so try not to abuse these too much. Dry weight was 370 pounds.
This example has 8,847 miles on the odometer and the seller says it’s in fantastic condition. Modifications include a Supertrapp exhaust and larger Acerbis fuel tank (which I like) and the color matched high fender (which I don’t like). The original fender, pipes, and tank are included. The seller apparently wanted to make it into a mini Dakar-replica but he later decided that this specific bike was too nice to hack up.
Find this excellent NX for sale in Manchester, Connecticut for $3,000 here on ADVRider (registration required).