AK.....one thing you want to think about with banshee's......yea.....they can go fast in a straight line......but can you turn it? I'll tell you what.....haveing owned a raptor...it can. I had my '01 raptor for a year and loved it. I beat the crap out of it. Thing held up finde. But. I did trade it in on my '01 YZ426. Never regret it. Top speed on the raptor is 76mph. This I know. My friend also has a stock raptor (he rode mine first and went out and bought one) and I raced him flat out on the road....not a drag race...just see who has the fastest top speed. No comparison......I spanked him. If I was to go back to 4 wheels. It would definitly be a raptor. If you wife is as good as you say it is.....she will have NO problem. just tell her to lean forward a bit.