Originally Posted by Blakebird
By using that criteria, the XR600R was a race engine too? It was also a successful Baja racebike, and the 650R is essentially a liquid cooled version of a similar format (without RFVC).
Yet the GB500, NX650/Dominator, XR650L, etc all used the same basic engine. There were differences in tuning, but the basics were the same - and the GB500 WAS design as a streetgoing machine - and I'll be 80% of the XR650L's out there are used on pavement more than offroad.
It can be called whatever we want it to be called. I guess I'm the only one who doesn't expect this engine to last forever without issues. I'm fine with that. I'm on the mindset that it wasn't designed to drone for 1000's of miles on end without problems, and so I don't expect it to.
I don't even know what's being talked about anymore.
I'd sooner read about interesting things or important stuff rather then ramblings about how durable a thumper can be and what kind of mileage to expect from it. It's been covered before. (search for XRR and mileage)
So with that said, I'll drop the subject so we can return back to our normal programing of quality XRR talk/reading.