My brother has a XR650L. Great bike and when i bought my DRZ. We raced on and off road. He had to change the gearing on it. My gearing is stock and guess what. I smoked him on and off road. He loves the slim egos of the bike and the lightness is feels when being rode and tossed around on the jumps and bumps. Amazing how a 400 these days is smoking the bigger boy.