I just sold my 2004 YZ450 with lighting kit and have replaced it with a 2003 XR650R as it's more suited to the kind of trail riding i do and doesn't mind a bit of road work to get there. It's apparantly uncorked and has had the carb manifold changed and is fitted with a FMF powercore 4 full system but i must say i'm unimpressed with the power delivery. I thought it'd wheelie of the throttle at least in 1st and 2nd and be a bit of a handful but even in first it needs a tug on the bars to get it up? Sure when it gets going it's fast and the suspension is like a magic carpet compared to the YZ but i'm left wanting and keep getting wet because it won't lift the front through puddles. Is this normal, have i been spoilt by the YZ450 power or is something amiss? Has anyone ridden both the 650r and a 450 mx bike for comparison?