. . . it was the absolute, right bike for me. The 500 RR-S rocks. I got to go on the first serious off road ride today and after a winter of snowbiking, getting back on the dirt, on the 2017 500 RR-S with 118 hours and 2,135 miles on it was phenomenal today. Even after all the minutes and hours I had spent this past winter in 1-5' of powder, with the motor turning from 5,000-8,000 and up to 9,000 rpm, turning the track to make progress from 20-50 mph in the powder, granular or spring snow, then riding on either the street or dirt, took NOTHING out of the motor as the motor pulls as hard as it did even before this past snowbike season. It is either that or the bike had started off with just way more power than I can ever use 89% of the time so that if 20-30% of the power has been lost then I'm not noticing it at all. There is always much online hand wringing over, "Is the 430, 390, or 350 the right RR/RR-S for me?" 2S 300 two stroke or 390 four stroke? Which bike is best for this, that or the other trail? Who knows, some truly and really care, but just for when I get to ride, I have the perfect bike. 478 cc's of Beta's four stroke motor just laying down power, and today I was in wet-mode all day as it was right around 30 degrees and flurrying/drizzling all day long with mud and slippery rocks and nice loose trail all day long. The wet-map slows down the hit when putting along in 1st or 2nd gears but give the G2 quick turn throttle with the smooth and sweet Jimmy ball-bearing Twister a good turn and the power is unleashed and if one complains that the 500 RR-S is not enough for them then unless I can see that person and judge for myself how much of an off-road riding animal they are, then I'm that guy as I love all the power even though I can't use it all. I don't care about being able to go faster around a track or some timed event. Racing and "beating my personal best" is not my fun. I'm not interested in being able to "throw a bike around" as I already throw the 500 RR-S around because I own it and have been bonding with it over the past 2,000 miles and 118 hours. A new, light, lithium battery would be nice to lighten the bike up just a tad up top, but I don't want a spare lead acid battery going bad from not being used so I'll wait but one of these days I'll just get it and save that extra weight. I did finally order the bigger kickstand foot so I can stop needing to find a stick or rock to keep the pool-cue kickstand from digging in every time I need to stop.