I was out at Sunfair. There was quite a bit of XR650R's out there this time. I think I counted six besides Jay's and Davids. Stopped and talked to three of them. One was off this group. It's nice to see others off the group out there. One thing that has changed is most BRP riders complain more about their bikes now then a few years ago. Two were bigger riders (not fat)with stock shock springs. It used to be that I would ride up on a BRP owner and he would be grinning from ear to ear from the rush of power. Now they are looking for more and the power to be quicker. There are a lot of whoops out there and it just beats the snot out of most riders. They scream about the weight. Looks like the honymoon is over and the XR650R is getting put down more then is should just after winning the Baja 1000 again. You have guys talking bad about this bike looking to go to KTM, CRF450 or what ever but, in the end there will be more XR650R's winning the Baja and the largest percentage of bike entered finishing. Just reading the stories from Gene and David about there races. These are not fresh bikes! They got into race's with issuse and still finish! Most bikes would have given out a long time ago. I think all the talk of Honda cheating in the Baja had something to do with this trend and now that they own without cheating the guy that yeld the most about it is going to KTM.....Yelling KTM is better......is it ??? I sure don't see their spiecal KTM twin 700 on the show room floor at Malcom Smith here in Riverside. Just some ranting and ravings about all the negitive talk about a bike that has lasted through the toughest races and is such an enjoyable bike for the average guy. I do think Honda might have missed the boat on not fixing a few things for this market. Like better suspension for heavier riders and the foot peg. Adding a few extra's through the years might have kept it more competitive. The cheating thing sure didn't help. I think I might need two bikes to do all I want but, that doesn't make the XR650R lame for what it dose so well.