Not what he wants to hear, buuut stay with the dirt bikes; XT350 or XR650L. Whichever fits him better.
I'm pissed at the dealer for trying to sell this to a kid with NO street bike experience. He's ridden dirt bikes only. I'd like to see him get something but am not sure what to recommend. I need something sporty but obviously not one where the power will get him into a boatload of trouble or worse kill him.
Any thoughts on what you would recommend if this were your kid?