I have ridden an XR 650R for seven years in the Mojave area and sometimes wonder why I abuse myself with this pig that I have mixed emotions about constantly. I look at the CR 500 and think why is this bike is in the deck of cards of potential new bikes. The CR seems to be the best aggressive trail bike that is super reliable and cheap to maintain while these new CRF X's sound like they can be expensive and wear out quick. And then I debate the switch to a KTM 505xc which is tabou on this Honda site but I can only say that after this long I need a change. I need more power, agility and less weight!, basically a burly trail bike. What next?