The 650L even at 324+ lbs dry is still on the light side for cruising the highways. It will have a tendency to get pushed around in the winds or wash from oncoming semi trucks. It's a trade off for trying to make a "jack of all trades" bike. My wife and I just rode up Highway 101 and into the woods cruising the fire roads. It's a hoot when you have that capability. Granted there's places I won't dare go with the 650, I'll save that for the YZ. I can see why Honda still makes these big D/S thumpers.