Well here I am again!! I told a friend of mine that I had written the check for the 450 today. He shrugged and said, "you should have bought the 250". So, if you haven't lost all faith in my yet, here is my next volley of questions. I am 6' 240 lbs. Will the 250 haul my but around the track without lugging it's poor little guts out? Will setting up the suspension for my weight help the motor do its job with more ease? Does anyone know what the claimed dry weight of the 250 is? And finally, does my friend present a legitimate argument considering my riding ability (or lack thereof)? If the bike can handle the girth, I'm thinking it might be the way to go and I'll make the call tommarrow. If not I'll stick with big blue. With the smaller displacement and lighter weight I'm thinking I can stop concerning myself with who is faster than I am (which is pretty much everybody), and start enjoying my time with my friends. What's the verdict? Thanks!!!!