You know? I don't like to see any bike get discontinued.The more choises the better. I wish the big 4 would take the same marketing aproach the KTM does with all ther different models it seems to work for them. I guess honda just wants to run one production line and based on the great success of the CRF450 they will replace the XR650R with the CRF450X and they will probably make a 450L model. They should have just dropped the 650L model and made a street legal R version with optional 17in rims. Now that bike would sell.