I'm about to buy a dual sport to explore the trails in AZ. I've read every thing I can find here & ADV. I have had Honda's in the past, my all time fav was an '80 XL500, my last DS was a street legal XRR a few years back. It was fast, but miserable on the hwy & I want e start. I like to wheelie, slide some on fire roads & crawl through technical trails, I'm old enough that I won't be attempting double jumps etc. I'll have to do as much as an hour between trails at 70mph + at times. I'm 230lbs with a 32" inseam. I have a Goldwing for street trips. Either bike would get a larger tank, a better carb, exhaust,etc. The DR would need a better seat & suspension work right away but the two I've sat on fit me well other than the handle bars being way too low. I will be riding in rocky areas & I will drop the bike from time to time. I've never ridden a DR, but did make a few blocks on the XRL. I posted a simular message on the XR side just for comparison, which bike & why?