I moved form DR650SE to a WR250R this June; happy so far. I miss the DR's power a little, but the WRR is better than I expected in that dept, and the weight is wonderful (by comparison).
I rode a KLX250SF around Vancouver Island for 4 days, and it was a hoot, though I didn't like the sport-bike tires in deep gravel, nor was it ideal the high-speed highway, but we avoided both whenever we could. Fun bike.
With FI and 100cc more, the KLX250S (KLX350S) would rule the small-displacement Japanese dual-sport market. This would be so easy, since FI is already in world markets, and there are already 300 to 351 top ends proven for this engine.
When I decided to down-size, I determined that I would buy either a KLX351S or WR250R, whichever turned-up 1st in the condition I wanted (very clean). WR250R was 1st, and having done the factory lowering, and well into the farkling, I am pleased.
jon_l screwed with this post 08-16-2012 at 11:05 AM