okay, I checked out the financing options and whatnot for all the different models and Im down to a decision between 2. Either the Suzuki DRZ400 or the Kawasaki KLX300. To sum up my riding style, lots of singletrack and exploring, usually pretty technical, overnight trips. I also want to haul ass and rip around on the natural MX tracks out in the hills. I just dont know enough about either to decide, and I dont know anyone whos ridden them and I dont really wanna take either of the dealers word for it that their product is the best, lol. The last bike I owned was a 1998 KTM 380 EXC. Had lots of problems, fun machine, but really cramped. Oh ya, and Im 18 6' tall and 190ish lbs. if that helps anyone.