Things have really changed in the offload dirt bike world. It appears for now that KTM is taking over the offroad (non-mx) world. I see why after riding 350 miles last weekend with 50+ 2 wheelers, of which most were "the orange bikes". I don't get why the Japanese manufacturers are not competing in this market. Yes they have a few 250/450 enduro bikes, with electric starters, wide ratio trannies, and lights, but compared to their motocross counterparts, they lack the power output, the top notch suspension, the fuel injection (which incidentally makes a HUGE difference when running up to high elevations), and still lack a sufficient fuel capacity for any real distance riding. For those of up who ride in California, our choices are KTM, ready out of the box, or a Honda / Yamaha and dump a bunch of money into it to make it work the way the manufacturer should have done it out of the box! I rode this ride with three buddies. 2 had fuel injected bikes. One a '13 KTM EXC, and one a '12 Kawasaki KX with fuel injection. Their bikes started and ran perfect. With the fuel injection, they can be tuned or chipped to max performance. Only the KTM has. License plate, so you can ride all year round and ride the streets to get to the trail. Why is KTM our only choice? On top of all this, I still miss the simplicity of the 2 strokes, and the lighter weight flick ability in the tight stuff. I ride a CRF450R with big tank, Scott's damper, heavy flywheel, spark arrestor, trail tech goodies, etc. the gearing is awful. Needs a 6th gear (like the KTM).