i've only had hondas all my life. i have a tagged 05 x for trail riding, and i got the super moto bug, but decided to get another bike for the conversion, and keep my x like it is. i read all the badstuff about my x, and read all the supposed good stuff about about the wr, and i was convinced to get the wr. now that i've had the wr 6 months, i wish i would have gotten another x. i haven't had any problems from either one, but ive done all the free mods and jetting to the wr, and its lower geared than my honda, but it still dosent have the power to pull the front wheel in 4th like the x does with just a twist, and the paint on my wr frame is getting chipped and trashy looking. the only reason i did the mods to the wr was to get it to act like my stock honda. does it now? no.