I bought a CBR250R ABS last August. Since then, it's averaged 92mpg (Imp) with me riding normally (best tank of 102mpg). I wanted a trailbike at the time, but the WRR was out of my price range (new) and pure unobtanium used. The KLX I had ridden and deemed it to asthmatic despite being in the price range.
I knew Honda was bringing out the CRFL so I had listed my CBR for sale. Had a buyer and was getting ready to deliver the bike a few days forward. During the time, the CRFL arrived at the dealership. The salesguy gave me 'first refusal' on it. Sat on it, checked it out, and hey, the CBR is sold. So I put down a deposit on it. Went riding down in SE Ohio and came home to an email telling from the buyer they were backing out of the deal. They managed to find a NEW one (non-ABS) for just $200 more than our agreed upon price.
Turns out it was the guy I bought my CRFL from! Bastard sniped me!! (He had no way of knowing).
The CBR is smoother, heavier, less vibey. The CRFL is lighter, more agile, faster and geared taller. Truthfully, I prefer the CBR but I love being able to head off down some gravel roads, 2 track, single track and no track. So the CBR is still for sale.
I took it offroad last weekend. It's no pure enduro. But it lets you know when its unhappy. The rear shock is really under-sprung, the front isn't bad considering. Riding within it design parameters finds it really capable. The standard tires are quite good offroad but impart a vibration in the bars and hum noticeably over 40mph. The bike is averaging about 84mpg (Imp) which is comparable to the CBR while it was breaking in. I'm not unhappy with my purchase at all, just different bikes.
Oh ya, the NC700X I test rode last weekend. If it was a 'blind' ride I would have sworn it was a stout liter bike under 6000 rpm. That thing is a torque monster. It's on the shortlist for when I replace my FJR. Negatives for me were the seat (really? a 20 minute test ride and my ass hurt!) and the windshield is pure decoration. Otherwise, VVG!
Add: I just read the review. A few things. The bike hunts at hwy speeds (50-65mph), they say it's geared lower but I still say it's geared taller. Feels that way. I'm usually in 3rd on the CBR when I cross most intersections. I'm still in 2nd on the CRFL and I'm not winding it out.