I've had two XR600's and two WR400's. I live in northern Michigan where the trails are amazing and this weekend I went for a ride with three pals and my new 650R. Adam was riding his WR250f Jeff was on his WR426 and scuba Steve was on his Suzuki 400. The power advantage of the XR was clear from the start. On the snowmobile trails it was no contest. The single line trails had me concerned though,the last time I ran them was with my 2000 WR400 and I was a little nervous how this big Honda was going to do. I have to admit I was shocked at how well this big XR,(now known as Betty), took to the trails. I had to laugh at the boys looking over their shoulders and me right there on their rear fenders. There are four riders in northern Michigan with new respect for this big red bike. We all make our bikes street legal here,(easy in Michigan), so we can ride lots of places. Sad note though - on my way to a friends place of business today to show off my new toy a retired couple in a SUV turned left in front of me,(from right lane), and I hit the pavement hard. Fortunately the damage to the XR was mostly to the cheap handle bars and the left foot peg. I'm waiting to see how I feel in the morning. That one cool thing about street legal dirt bikes, after a crash they look better,(patina), try that with your F4I.