I wouldn't overlook the Honda CRF250L. Honda didn't have to splurge for engine development (the motor is lifted from a CBR250R) and it's made in Thailand so the bang for buck is very, very good. Having ridden it next to my WR250R, I prefer the ergonomics of my WR, and it makes far more power with the power programmer and modded exhaust. However, the CRF250L is definitely a more tranquil trail ride.
2014 690 Enduro R