Originally Posted by BikePilot
A CRF230L might suit you well too - its quite a bit more compact and lighter-feeling (might not actually be lighter) than the XR...
No-no-no-no. The CRF230 is a turd. It's based on the 2-valve XR200 engine (only real differences are the displacement, 6th spd & e-start). Heavier than an XR250 too (at least than the R for sure, I don't know anything about the L's).