Did an enduro ride today. 20klm loop through very tight trails opening up into long rutted hill climbes and through cane fields and so on. This was not a race just a ride day. The other bikes were mainly KTMs and WRs. I could not keep with elete riders but was very suprised with the 650r. When its dry this bike corners well and soaks up ruts without a problem. It will eat up most bikes for grunt but when it rains its a real dog. The weight turns it into a runaway train. I try to keep the momentem up to keep it tracking straight but it seems to have a mind of its own. I love this bike but if its raining next ride i'm staying home.