I also don't believe it is a fair comparison. The XR has a bigger engine. If Suzuki made a DR650Z then I think it would be a 'torque monster'. The XR is $700 more in price and more than that if you make it street legal. So, there is many ways to break this 'comparison' down. Yeah.....about that DR650.....they do make one.....not exactly a great dirt bike though, mostly street but not as bad as a klx650.....in between the xr and klr.