I am a Vet B rider and am currently on a 2003 Cr250 two stroke. I am looking at getting a new in the spring. I have narrowed it down to the Kawasaki or Honda. I have always been a Honda guy. I have read/heard that the Honda corners better but the Kawi is more stable, which appeals to me. 2 different friends of mine that have had Kawasaki 4 strokes say they were good bikes but that the green bikes felt worn out rather quickly and durability was questionable. Has anyone else experienced this? Also, right now I can get a 2012 KX450f brand new for $6700 OTD plus get a free pro circuit ti-5 exhaust. Any suggestions? Please exclude blind brand loyalties. Thanks!