Friend of mine has a DRZ250 he's trying to unload, and I mentioned I might be interested. I also really wanted a KDX200 like I had years back. While discussing the DRZ (air cooled) and the newer KDXs (Water), we were "arguing" about the benefits of the 2. I'd prefer the DRZ as it will be less needy- pumps, coolant, radiators, hoses, etc- they seem like nothing more than extra problems that may fail. This is nothing more than a trail bike- no racing- not even very "spirited" trail riding! For racing, the water cooling probably has it's benefits- but what are they? And do they transfer to trail-recreational riding? I guess I'm just getting old- but part of me wonders how much technology is REALLY needed. My car does not even have a dipstick (other than me)- can't check the oil without pushing a bunch of buttons and have the computer tell you if there is enough oil. No dipstick? Technology?