You just can't buy them here in the UK anymore. They discontinued it last year here. I have had 2 and my dad had one. I wanted to get another but after ringing Honda UK and them looking into it they came back to say no dealers had any left. On the used market there were few nice ones about when I was looking - most had been heavily modded.
I bought a KTM690 instead (I wanted another XR to supermoto it anyhow)
Honda should relaunch the XR650R but give it an electric start, upside down forks, a digital dash and re-market it again. It would sell. Here the XR's were not so popular because the lack of e-start and dealers did not seem to push them or know much about them.
Thats what I am hoping.
And add a half fairing, cushy seat and rear pegs and rack.
Make it an adventure tourer.