I'm new to the motorcycle scene, so please be a little bit forgiving as I don't know a whole lot. I'm looking for a dual sport capable of doing more than just trail riding ie. jumps, powerslides, etc... so low end torque and stiff suspension are obviously a must, I've narrowed my choices down to these two bikes. The obvious answer would be to buy a KTM, but The Yamaha with some mods is nearly as capable as the KTM with some mods, and it has a much more forgiving maintenance schedule (oil change intervals, valve checks etc..) and the initial purchase price of the KTM is over my budget. My question is: If i buy a WR, and modify the suspension, exhaust and throw in a programmer... will I have to do a similar maintenance schedule to that of the KTM? Or is the only reason the KTM's schedule is so anal is because of the smaller oil capacity? or is it because the KTM's schedule is meant for dirt riding whereas the Yamaha's is meant for street? I'd appreciate if somebody can clarify this confusion. Thanks. If I can make the WR nearly as capable as the KTM and with less maintenance then my decision of which bike to buy will be clear.