I am fairly new to TT, mostly just read the posts cause there is so much already here! I have come off of XRs for years (latest was XR650R), and I was apprehensive about the WR. Got an 03 WR450 that was taken care of and had the starter upgrade and free mods. I gotta say this bike is absolutely awesome! I am impressed with everything about it. I love the XRs but have to say I am more happy with the WR. Mostly ride the rocky desert down here in southern arizona, and it is great from open to technical stuff.