I bought a DR650 a couple of years ago to fill in when the PC is out of its element, gravel, two tracks and pot holes around town. Hopefully I'll never have to part with my Pacifc Coast, nothing beats it for getting groceries, hauling woodchips or a major road trip out west. When I was in the Rockies a few years ago I said I would never go back without a dually. Now that I have a dual sport I still haven't been west but I did just get back from a 500 miler in north Mich using just back roads and gravel that I couldn't do on the PC. What fun! I think having both a PC and a DR is affordable for most riders?. I have only about seven grand into both of them.