I got a deal to swap my KLX 250 for a '01 XR 650R. I got the KLX to dual sport with but just haven't made the effort to do so yet. I don't have much of a problem with a 250 on the road (I have a KLR 250 already so that is not much of a issue.) Although the 650 should be much more fun to squirt around the corners Supermontard style. I just need some honest opinions to justfy the price difference. I have briefly ridden and XR 650 in the desert and was impressed: much more stable than my CR 250. And even though it was still semi-corked it seemed to be competitve with the KTM520MXC that I also rode that day. Either bike (KLX or XR) I will have to do suspension work with so that is not that much of an issue. In fact I feel the KLX upside down forks may be an advantage. I just need to know if any of you feel the XR650R seems bulky in the tight woods? I felt while riding the XR and KTM the MXC felt bulkier even though it is a lighter bike. Any opinions would be much appreciated.