I am new to this site and have been searching this forum to see what everyone's opinion is on these bikes. I've been riding dirt bikes off and on since I was 10 and had everything from a Sears catalog minibike to CR500. I had a XR500 so I am familiar with the monster thumper power. I am 37 now and have a KDX200 with tons of mods. Here is my dilemna, I love the KDX for the tight woods riding here in Oregon, but I only do that type of riding 2 or 3 times a year. I mostly ride in more open 2 track and fireroads putting behind my 3 boys (10, 8, and 6). I want to do some dualsporting (30% road, 70%), but still be able to do those tight woods rides from time to time. I guess what I am asking is will the XR meet all of these needs better than my current KDX? My only concern with the XR is the weight and handling in the woods and the ability to "putt" behind the kids. I would love to take the XR to Central Oregon where we have high desert and hundreds of miles of trails to ride. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.