... But the XR650R's nickname could easily be "Unfair Advantage" when you're riding trails. I just got back from 6 hours of trail riding, and that bike eats it up like its nothing. I'm +1 in the front and pretty much left it in second gear the whole time. Meanwhile, the smaller 4 strokes and mx bikes were shifting constantly and "keeping it on the pipe/cam", and not making any better time through the woods. You can focus on the trail a lot better when you don't have to focus on the motor.