Originally Posted by TIGERRIDER007
Help a brother out.....
I've got my DR up for sale or trade and was thinking about a street legal XR650R or a 650L....what are the pros and cons, basically?
Having owned both, the XRL came out on top.
The XRR has the aluminum frame and water cooled, but lacks the electric start and while one just needs to "learn" the XRR starting procedure, it can leave one sweaty and sore. Also, the XRR is still a pig. It's no CRF (I have one of those too).
I like the XRL because it's so competent. It'd be my RTW choice. Sure it's a pig too, but it's no GS1200 Adventure. It's a very capable bike.