I will be 50 YO next week and been off bikes for 10 years or so. But wanting to get back in, Been lurking and reading everthing here and on the CRFonly site. Last dirt bike was a 650L. Wish I'd never sold it but.... I live 20 miles from the National Forest where there is unlimited fire road rideing, You can ride for days on Forest Service roads then hit the county road and ride home without going into a town. I usually ride from the house, but plates are not important, but lites are.. I'm not all that aggressive a rider as I used to be, but power is fun! I know what a 650L is and is like, nothing wrong with it at all, but after reading about you guys that have a R, the extra power would be nice.. But then I read about the guys riding the 450x and how well they handle and don't get as tired and being able to pick around, then hit the fire road. But the extra maintance has me a little concerned. Anyone own or ride all of the above?? Might be able to give me a first hand account of the diff??