Have heard that the Henge is racing the Finke desert race here in Australia in June. I hope this is true as i would love to see an xr650 win Australia's premier desert race. Dan Ashcraft came over in 95 and placed 2nd,came back in 96 and won it with a much better prepared attack on an ultra trick cr500. Cr500's dominated this race for 12 years untill my mate Griffo won on a stroked KTM in 03,has been a Honda benefit since then with highly modified crf450's doing the deal. Honda owns the desert here in Australia as well as in the U.S. i believe. We are waiting confirmation from Steve,will let y'all know when i know more.