Hey members...I went today to Octillo, CA which is approximately 1.5 hr drive from my home in sunny San Diego, CA....I just wanted to commend all of us on the board who own the incredible machines known formally as drzKs, drzEs, and the drzSs!!! I bought the kick model in september of this year and have put at least 500 miles on it thus far! I previously had a '94 cr250 which to say the least was a handful. Now I find myself acceling in the sport in ways I used to dream about....High speed wheelieing over 5 whoops at a time, jumping (trail-wise), and the like. The best thing is that this bike is easy on the body!!!Now I ride 100 mi. in the desert and can go to work the next day with a spring in my step knowing I had a great ride the day before...Try that on a cr250....With only simple mods, these bikes can even work very well in the desert. My bike has inspired confidence I previously lacked in my riding ability and now I'm FAST. Before I'd be wrestling with the powerband of the 250...Anyway. Just wanted to let any prospective buyers know that, these are great bikes...and despite being a bit challenged with pudgyness (my fat-bastard kick feels like it weighs 270 w/gas!) they are fun and will inspire you to start riding again, or go for the day if you already have one!!! By the way, the people on this board are awesome and friendly too! Just wanted to give that shout out...Until we meet on the trail, I'll be the yellow streak that keeps making the 2 strokes nervous on the trail when they hear me comin' and look to the sky thinking it's a helicopter!!! Mike.