I just posted this in the dualsport/adventure seciton, and spent a few minutes totalling up what it would cost to dualsport one of the "big 4" Japanese 450F bikes, and here's what I came up with: 2008 Husqvarna TE450, $7698. 100% 50 state DOT legal, ready to go 2008 Yamaha WR450F, $7199. - let's make this baby 100% street legal, prices below include tax/shipping: + DOT tires @ $160. + Dualsport kit $490 (Baja designs 12-1229) + Stator Rewind @ $50 (Baja designs can do this) + Illuminated speedo (not required in all states) $100. + Mirrors and mounts $50. + Your time to install all of this Total: $850. - granted you can cut corners, but I'm attempting to compare "apples to apples" here. So that brings the cost of the Yamaha up to $8049. We'll call the "silencer and desmogging" and the tax/lic a wash here as both bikes would "need" those items This list assumes that you want a bike that is really legit street legal, which is not everyone. The Husqvarna still has the following advantages: - Fuel injection - Easier maintenance - No DMV/Title worries - Hydraulic clutch, etc I think I know what my choice would be... am I missing anything here?