Greeting awesome KTM riders. I have been searching for a new/newer bike for a while. I presently ride a 91 dr350s that I actually like alot. I only wish it had electric start. By visiting the various forums, I was able to eliminate Husaberg (known problems scared me and local dealer did not know about them, really scary!) I then though about the drz400 until I saw that the ktm was 25lbs less. Well, I actually rode a drz400 this weekend and it scared me to death. The engine seemed hard to control, just crack throttle and it takes off hard along with severe engine braking. I hit a fist sized rock and though I was going to have a concussion from the way the suspension transferred the impact to me. not to metion it threw the bike 2 feet to the side. I was interested in the 400exc but now I am thinking it may be too much. I mostly ride desert and organized dual sport (district 37). I feel that I am an average rider, I seem to do fairly well in the organized rides. (A few people pass me, I pass a few people) It will be really hard for me to find someone that has a 400exc to test it and I would hate to put down 5-7 thousand and then find out the bike is way beyond me. I would like to hear your comments, especially from those who have ridden both. --thanks!