Originally Posted by itrack
I really like my CRF250L and plan to rack up some serious miles on it. In the near future 1-2 years I'm going to be looking for something a little more serious. I know there is no perfect bike. With the sales of the CRF250L being what they are I would imagine that Honda will be looking to build a bigger version in the future. The CRF250L has been a great seller so far due to the price vs performance. I would bet Honda would follow that same path for a bigger version. List what you would be looking for in a bigger bike let's say priced at 6,899.99.
Here is my CRF350L
30-35 whp on a dyno
Low end torque
Dot trials tires
short ratio box with OD 6th for freeway riding
low vibrations at 65-75mph
real suspension tuned for woods say showa twin chambers off a CR
maint schedule like the WR250R
low seat height
rear rack standard
I don't mind a steal frame as long as the weight is kept in check.
all honda had to do was add an electric start to the XR650R... i know on my side of the world it would be the perfect dual sport