I am in the market for a bike to turn into a supermoto. Yesterday I went to test drive a DRZ400SM, and was dissapointed by its lack of power and torque. Nice bike, but not enough go. Now, I understand the XR650R is an animal, but harder to find in street trim. If I manage to find one of those that has been registered, I will get it, but I'm not holding my breath. Thats what brings me to this thread. How is the XR650L, power-wise? I want something that can power wheelie (no clutch) in 1st gear, and can actually go on the highway with my fat ass (neither of which the DRZ can do very well). I would do something like a KTM, but their ridiculous prices and their reputation for iffy quality make me wary. I have a very old (1976) Honda XL250, and I love it, its the most dead-on reliable bike I've ever owned. I'd like to have that kind of reliability with some more power, which is what lead me to XR650's. So, the XR650L, powerful? What about XL650's, how are they?