that if you swap bikes with a 450x rider in the desert, they are amazed at how agile the BRP is? Swapped with a buddy of mine the other week(hes a 450x rider), then he started talking about how smooth and predictable the power was of the 650r. And the fact that you can grab another gear while climbing the dunes and still pull the RPMs back up. Now hes wanting to buy a dual sported 650r, I guess the gears are starting to click when he races around with me in the desert on weekends, then he sees me ride the same bike to work during the week without changing anything. The 650r is truly the ultimate bike for me. I fully expect my buddy to be selling his 450x shortly after the purchase of a 650r.