Thanks for all the hours of great readings here fella's. I have decided to finally enter the sport after years of yurning. I have recently changed my mind from buying a new DRZ400e to a Yamaha. Well to be honest I always wanted a Yamaha but money and bulletproofness of the DRZ had me on that track for a while and now I realise that I need to go with what I want and that is blue. Was afraid if I bought a DRZ I would get sick of it or tired of guys blowing past me. I am 6' and weigh about 235(104kgs). I live in Vic australia and will be riding alot of fire roads and some single track. I live within 20 minutes of great trails and 40 minutes from spectacular trails. Having not have riden a dirt bike in 20 years I am not sure what I can handle and need some help with choosing a WR250 or 450. I will use the bike for some commuting, getting to trails and maybe work (25minutes) on the rare occasion. I have read many many posts. I know the 450 has alot of power and is better on road, but not in single track and the 250 better single track but not on road. I am excited to get dirty and try some maintenence but with family and work and my other love, Golf I do not want to be spending hours in the garage, and i certainly do not want a bike that will only last a few years. Now I am definetly leaning towards the 450, because I know I will never need more power than that beast. Please HELP ME! What are opinions from those of you who have riden both? Cheers.