It is indeed a step "up" from the 230, 160 pounds heavier. But, oh so nice on the highways including more stable in crosswinds than the NX250.You finally got it... congrats!
How do you like it? How's the wind protection, there's a thread about the screen not being to everybody's satisfaction.
I considered the X but in the end went for the CRFM because I'm an enduro guy, the CRF is lighter, has better suspension (43mm forks, 8.7" travel compared to the X 41mm, 5.5" travel which is just about an inch more than the R) and is easier around town. Also the looks - the CRFM's supermoto looks definitely beat the "adventure look" of the X!
Just did a 2,000+ km trip going 100 to 120 km/h and passed 90% of the traffic on the hiways. Lots of trucks and Diesel pick ups on the road! One day I did 700 km, at that speed the wind protection is not an issue and I have a piece of foam I place on the seat when I go distances.
If I'd live in the US I'd have gotten the X for sure!
It's quite a step up from the 230, innit?