I bought a 96 xr 600. I live in middle ohio and I finally got to take it out riding in southern ohio, my brother took my other bike 2000 cr250. It done alright on the road but when it came to trails it failed badly.Its too heavy for them, too big and bulky also. well even on the road my 250 would smoke my 600 in take off and for a pretty good distants. when I got to ride my 250 later it was like getting on a moped with a rocket attached. what i want to know is there anyone in central ohio who rides one of these hogs and where. do you like yours,or am i just spoiled with the lighter cr250.