hello , Ia m cut and pasting my 1st post from the ktm area as I would like some comments from you folks. I have been studying the new 4 strokes in search of maintaining throttle snap and acceleration but gaining low speed hook up. So me thinks new 4strokers. New here. I have a 2000 250 mxc and can offer advice. I am a rider who enjoys trails (easiest places to go for a boot) but also seek out challenging rides and tougher trails for the thrill of it, My riding skill is ok and the bike helps alot. I have been mxing a couple times and do occasional big air. The only complaints are at the extremes of the scales. (It is funny to colmplain about the extreme rides where there are no trails and the occasional huge air as this is so infrequent ,but still I complain) The bikes bottoms and the chiro bills go up(lol,after my many visits the chiro went with me after we lined up a new xr400 for him-which I have rode twice) the bike botooms but only on jumps of more than 35 feet (I am 180lb) Secondly when I ride up areas where there is no trail or there are rocks I really want to putt along, but a half inch throttle twist turns into tire spins and not the torque forward movement you need. Ok ,those are the extremes ,the infrequent ,but the excilerating moments. I want a bike as awesome for build quality ,as attention drawing ,as fast ,a little stiffer in suspension and more resistive to bottoming, but most importantly a little diiferent hook up at low speed trail crawling. I dream right. Any comments from the 400 4 strokers, I am going to try the ktm 400 ,I would love it in mxc with the tight ratio, but wouldnt mind opinions on the yz 426 and maybe the wr 426 might be better for low speed crawls. Oh yeah ,one last perfect touch would be an electric steart. any ways my 250 lets me hill climb in 3rd without shifts ,and I havent been beat in a sprint yet. Just decide what riding is more prominent in your life and grab an exc(enduro) or sx (motox) or the mxc like I did for the larger gas tank.