Do you gents think it makes sense to pay $5,500 ish for a new '06 650L, or just wait a bit to see what is coming?
Seriously unless you HAVE to have "NEW" I don't think it makes sense paying that much for an L because there are always low mileage nice used ones for sale.
I got mine with Motard wheels, with only 4000miles on it for $4,000, The cost of the wheels, tires, brakes would've cost me over $1000 or more. Stock ones of the same year sell for around $3500. The L is still the Best Japanese 650cc Dual sport there is and with a little work it can be really kick ass.
I'd take the L over a DR, or KLR any day.
Right now the latest and greatest Dual sport is the Husky 610, it'll cost ya, but it just kicks ass. More power, better compents etc. The downside is not many dealers.