Also how is the 610 compared to the suzuki 400 sm, of course power is obvious, but I am looking at these 2 really hard right now. The 610 is sexier then the Suzuki bike, but the new black suzuki sm looks pretty sharp. I'm guessing the Suzuki would be cheaper to repair. Is there a monstrous difference in the power of the 2? Ok, well how well does the sm-610 handle fire roads. I was looking at picture of SM races and saw these guys jumping and getting some major air on these SM bikes on the dirt , so I'm thinking "If these bikes are flying through the air on dirt, what could a fire road possiblly have that could challenge this??." especially if you mount some more aggressive tires on it. I think that I am just talking myself into getting the sm-610 . Also, on the dirt, how does the V-strom 650 compare to the sm-610?? I bet the sm-610 will blow away the V-strom if the both had equally aggressive tires huh? but then again on the road the v-strom would probably be a hell of alot more comfortable then the sm-610.