I am havin such a hard time decidin what bike to buy next!!! I have searched and asked questions! I am pritty sure I have decided to go with the xr650! just one last question. I will be using it prolly 60%on 40%off. the main place where i want to ride off road got closed down last year to everything except atv's and plated bikes. so i sold the rmz450 and I am looking for a dual sport. the trails i was talking about are about as wide a 1 to 2 atv's and DEEP sand! but they are pritty fast. I dont kno wanyone with an xr650 so i cant try one out but does this thing have what it takes to handle deep sand? and i am leanin towards the xr because i hear it will be better on the highway than lets say a drz400. if it helps im 6'3" 200lbs. my oter option would be to get a plated "dirt bike" like a ktm 525. but then I wouldnt even be able to think about goin on the highway. thanks for your help guys!!!!