I bought a 2000 model year XR600 from a friend last week. It is dual sported and has a scotts dampner a desert tank and several other accessories. I currently ride a 2005 KTM 450MXC and have owned a XR400, YZF426, CRF450R, KTM 525SX and a few others. I rode this weekend here in the high desert of Ridgecrest CA, 125 miles offroad on Saturday and 165 miles offroad Sunday. I would have never thought in a million years, I would like an XR over my KTM. All I can say is the thing $@#* ROCKS!!! Single track, whoops, fire roads, monster hills, sand washes. I rode it all and I rode the frigging piss out of it, flogging it, wheelies, jumps..big jumps. I am in love.