Well after thinking about getting a new bike for a while, decided the 144 wasnt going to be what i wanted. Pretty sure i want a 300 now, cause it is more trail friendly than the 144, and i ride trails So i have a few questions for all you knowledgable peoples out there. The XC come with the lighting coil and no light right? Will the 300 still keep up to MX bikes on the track, Mainly 250F's? (think it probly will) The most important thing i want to know is what improvements were made from 06-08, and would someone that rides mainly trails and gravel pits and the odd MX track notice these changes enough to pay an extra $2000 for the 08? I am 15 and ride a CRF250R right now, and would concider myslefe pretty agressive.