Okay, let me change part of my statement – not ALL dual-sports are easy to handle machines.
KTMs are hardcore bikes, they don’t make beginner friendly street legal bikes. They make hardcore hooligan / adventure / enduro bikes.
And a BMW F650GS is a damned fast bike as well (60km/h -> 110km/h in the time and with the amount of throttle it takes me 250 to do 60km/h->80km/h).
But if you stick to a KLR250, KLX250, CRF230L, WR-250, DR400, KLR650, DR650 (basically any of the japanese Dual sports) you’ll be fine.
“The two seconds between ‘Oh S**!’ and the crash isn’t a lot of practice time.”