I switched over from an XR650 to an 03' 525 MXC a couple years ago. I ride primarily open desert, so far I have been very impressed with the KTM. I'm considering purchasing a WR450, mostly out of curiosity to compare the two and to try something different. I have heard good things about them mostly here at TT. If they don't compare and I like the WR450, maybe I will keep it as a 2nd bike. Any input would be appreciated.