He is 7 now and will turn 8 next summer, this is going to be a Christmas gift and I am wondering what to get him. He has been riding bicycles for a few years and riding mini quads for about a year now (he is riding a Yamaha Raptor 80 now). Which of these bikes is more powerful, which takes abuse better? I see that the seat height is actually lower on the DRZ/KLX110 than it is on the CRF70F by about a half an inch. I am rather sure he is not ready for a fully clutched bike yet. The CRF80F seems quite too big for him. I can get the CRF70F for $1199 out the door in Chattanooga, or I can get the DRZ110 for about $1700 out the door from my local 'Zuki dealer. Anyone have any experience with both of these, all opinions accepted. Thanks for the help.