I just traded my DRZ for a 6 month old XR650R today. My main reasons were highway power, and parts prices (Suzuki F-ing rips us off on parts) and parts/dealer availability. It was the last straw when Suzuki wanted over 100.00 CAN for a chain slider, and Honda wanted 20.00 CAN for the same part on the 650. I'm tired of taking it up you know where just to ride a DRZ. So far, I really like the 650R. I will update after my big trail ride tomorrow!