First I want to say hello to everyone. This is my second post on the forums, and I have a specific question. Before that I want provide a little background. I live in Florida, I am 37 years old, am very happily married, and have a 2 year old son. In a year or two I expect to get my son started with either a 4-wheeler, or a little 50. To join him I was going to get a dirt bike for myself as well. My brother in law has a CRF450X, and his kids have a 4-wheeler, CRF50, and a CRF70. As you all know, off-roading is great family fun. My original plan was to get a CRF250X. Then a while back I got the idea of getting a DUAL SPORT. It just seemed like a more practical option. I'm historically a Honda man all the way, so I initially went to see what Honda offered.....which is basically the XR650L. After looking around, I realized that the Suzuki DR-Z400S, actually appeals to me more. It's hard breaking the brand loyalty thing, though. Right now, I'm seriously considering going with the DR. It just seems more modern and lighter than the Honda. My question: Does anyone have experience with both bikes, that can shed some light on my decision?