Well went for a pre purchase test ride today on a used 08 450R that I was thinking of buying and I dont know if its the best tool for both Enduro and the occasional track day. Things I did like: -Responsive power -Absorbed big hits with ease -Light weight made the transition seemless on landing -No noticeable overheating -Front wheel lifted on command -After a 3hour ride I was still ready for more and not exhausted. Things that I dont like about it: - You can feel every little bump, suspension seemd to hard (is this cheap and or easy to fix?) - Throttle was very sensitive - Gearing was not suitable for fast flat open desert (I was always searching for another gear due to this and Im not confident a change in sprokets will do the trick- Is changing the internal gearing an option? - Kick starting was a headache at times in the dunes (wouldnt start) - Smaller tank than X - No electric start Basically I want to know if you have moved from the X to the R do you have any suggestions as to how to make this a better enduro bike? Plus do you think the electric start and wide gearing worth the extra weight ?