Folks - Will be running the NMBDR next year and wanted input on what might be the better bike. BACKGROUND: 56 years old. 6 '0, 225 geared up. 40 years of motorcycling experience. Have ridden parts of the NMBDR on a WR450F couple of years ago (Chloride Canyon Loop) Currently ride a 2016 Super Tenere - 98% long distance road rides. Have ridden it on forrest roads comfortably. Not interested in handling the big girl on 7 days of NMBDR. I'll be taking my two boys (25 & 28) on this trip. They have vastly less motorcycling experience and will most like be riding Yamaha XT250's. (Short statured like their mother) QUESTION So for me, it's between the Yamaha WR250R and the new GPX FSE300R. Cost really not a factor (A good used WR is roughly the same as a new FSR300R). I know the Yamaha is rock solid reliable. I don't plan to be doing any Nac Nac's off of any features but might want to get into a bit of challenging terrain on the trip. I realize this is the GPX forum - but if possible would like to hear from anyone who has owned, ridden or compared both these bikes (or the GPX 250). Thanks All.