qadsan: "Most modern 4 strokes CRF's, YZF/WRF, etc, (except for the DRZ) will get the hole shot on an uncorked XR650R up to about 60 MPH, but then the 650 takes off from there and never looks back." Ain't that the truth. When I am flat out getting it, I lay down on the handlebars at 80 mph and watch the speedometer fly. Come and get it you little 450s. And I can ride at 95 mph (not top speed of 104) as long as the dirt road stays straight. The BRP is a desert bike first. I have taken it out on an MX track. It's not a jumper, but it can play. What I really like is the BRP on an oval dirt track that is banked and sandy.