Also a retired 400ex rider. Couldn't handle the long trail rides anymore with the SRA. Was a blast though. Plus I got sick always picking my lines due to the ground clearance and wrecking my disc brakes and rear skid plate.
Now that they have best of both worlds in one machine....oh yeh bring it on.
I've been waiting for a machine like this! The Outlaw has the right idea, just not a great product. My buddy has one (an 06'), and I have to say it is a great ride on the trail. Just underpowered and crappy rear end. I was actually thinking about buying a ute for the trails, but I didn't want to give up the speed. Thought about the Renegade too, but it's too big and heavy. Was hoping that Yamaha would make an IRS version on the Raptor, but then along came this Honda! Good timing, I've been chomping at the bit for about 2 years looking for just this kind of machine. Hopefully it lives up to the hype!