I just got a Honda XR650L about a couple weeks ago- been wanting to get back into dirt riding for a long time. Have not yet had a chance to get it dusty, except a mile long ride down the side of some railroad tracks.
I test rode the Tiger, what a great bike! A buddy has one, & he loves it. He thinks I will do better in the dirt with my 650 than he ever could on his tiger tho. I don't understand his thoughts on that.
I would like to own a Tiger eventually, but I figgrd I'd get into a much cheaper used dual sport first to check the waters, make sure it's something I really want to do before I drop 10 grand +.
I too will not give up my Vic!!
Carpenter by trade, surgeon by accident...
2003 Honda XR650L