O.P. Thanks for the review. It confirmed my suspicions, which is a good thing. Now I don't have to buy one of each. LOL I'm in the process of shopping for dual sports, for my wife (a newb) and I. I thought I was going to buy myself a KTM 500 EXC or a Husky TE 511, but now I will be using almost the same money to buy two "lesser" bikes. I keep coming back to the WR250R as being able to do 90% of what I want a DS bike to do.