Been lurkin' a while, thought I'd join in and introduce myself. Just ordered a 2006 XR650L for $5700 OTD. This was an equal deal to going thru Southern, except I didn't have to drive 1600 miles. Went thru Plano Honda, they were totally professional, friendly, and willing to deal. Been joyriding since I was a kid, used to ride West Texas enduros for grins, but mainly just like to ride. For me, the 'L' is for toolin' wherever I choose, the 'R' is for trails (I am eyeing the CRF6xxR developments ), and the YZF is for my speed fix. The only thing that counts is if it is fun. I'm as technical as the next guy, but could care less about which bike someone feels is better or worse. They're bikes, and like women, it's hard not to love 'em all. Look forward to learning about the board members, and sharing quality info!