If you ever get a field test on R ² don't be deceived by your initial (wimpy) impressions. This baby will rip it in the woods if you stay on the revs hard. Most people don't ride bikes like that. But sounds like you do. If so, I think you'd have a big fat grin on your face. Then, when you dismount....you'll look back and wonder "that's a 250 street bike...?"
Its not earth shattering, heart stopping, unbelievable power. Nope! Just maybe the most darn FUN I've ever had with a true dualsport machine. I finally quit trying to figure out why. Now, I just RIDE!
Great post...I could'nt say it any better myself.