Hello, I've been eying the new '14. My last bike was a 1978 Wheelsmith Maico 450 with all the good stuff. It's been 35 years but I can still feel the raw controlled power my Maico produced, compared to my '77 Suzuki and '71 Bultaco. Back in the old days, I could stand most 2-stroke bikes on the rear wheel and throttle through all the gears. The only 4 stroker I've ever experienced was Yamaha TT 500... With all that said, do you think the KTM 500 EXC will provide that good old feeling? This isn't a mid-life.. I've already been through that. Thanks for your insight. .