i rode my xr650r for the first time this weekend. at first it took awhile to get used to it coming from a wr400. the torque is amazing. i was doing hill climbs at hungry valley in 4th gear, and to break the rear wheel loose by just rolling on the throttle. the XR didnt really feel that big and the plush suspension really hid the weight. those rocks and ruts i used to flinch for on the WR were non existint on the XR. the XR kept surprising me as the day went on, the only complaint that i had was the rear suspension sucked ace for me. in the sand wash and in the woops it felt like the rear shock was chained up to the rear fender and i was doing nose wheelies through the whole section. but then, the rear shock from factory is for a 160lbs rider and i 260. so it looks like i have some money to spend. all in all this bike looks like its going to be funnnn. most of my riding is racing district 37 so i will probably look in to the edelbrock and a exhaust system. any in put for exhaust will help. thanks..