Husky123, it's cool that you have owned both. What are the stronger points, in your opinion, of the XR650R vs TE610, and vice versa? Does the 610 really feel 28lbs heavier? What about suspension differences? For me the XRR is just a more dirt worthy machine period. Power: Top end power they are about equal but everywhere else the 650R has more. Way more low end, stronger midrange and again, about the same for the top end power. Susp.: I'd actually give the edge to the 650R again. Could never get my Zokes dialed. Smoothness: Husky hands down. That thing is sewing machine smooth. Ergo's: Once sorted the XRR. The footpegs on the Husky always felt too far back. Stock ergos...they both sucked for taller guys. Weight: The XR feels lighter. In reality they are both mules. You kinda nudge them and just make sure they are going in the general direction you want them to go and call it happiness. I really do love my Husky's (hence my username). I've had 5 of them. But the 610 is just a little more softer off-road than the XRR. BUT and a big but the TE comes with e-start and has a plate on the floor. Positive and negatives for both ya know?