I noticed the post about the XR against the CR getting a ton of replies. But the XR650R is such a good dual sport bike. You can easily make it street legal, and then you have a bike (unlike the CR500), which is fairly comfortable on the street, and still fully off-road capable. Not to mention you can easily waste most any car out there (up to a 100 anyway), all cruiser bikes, and even some sport bikes (but not a crotch rocket). The big single 650R is just totally bad ass in the torque department, and you all know that. What could be more fun? The twitchy, trigger-happy throttle response of the XR is just a blast I think! Cars just disappear in my mirror at the slightest flick of the wrist! SZ.