Yeah, its hard to get everything in one package. Everytime I bitch about my xt600 being heavy, undersuspended, underpowered ect, I allwas stop and rethink the whole thing. I wouldn't change any of that for the reliability. Currently its at 117.000km, and the engine has never been opened. So yeah, the bike could have had more power, but would that have left me stranded a couple thousand kilometers from home on a trip? The bike could be lighter, but would my frame have held op to my use and abuse? You just gotta buy the closest thing to what you want, and adapt the bike from there, and enjoy the versatility, if thats your game.