" I have a hard time paying $5-6k for a DR650 with 20yo technology compared to the WR250R." the 20 year old technology is what makes it such a good deal, AND such a great bike. The same thing applies to the CRF230L, with it's simple, air cooled carbureted engine. I admit I didn't like the 230L as much as my XT225, but after seeing the third world made, poser CRF250L, with it's "new technology" I would gladly pay the $500 more for a Japan made CRF230L. Unfortunately that choice is no longer available.
2002 Vulcan 750 (now being slowly reassembled) 2013 Royal Enfield B5
2001 XT225, 2009 Genuine Stella
2012 Zuma 125, 1980 Puch moped