It will be a while before I can pick one up, and it will probably be a while before I start even seeing used ones for sale, but I want to get a new ktm 300 with the magic button. The 09 xc's are coming with it now, as well as the xcw's so I now have a choice. The xc or the xcw? I know that the xcw comes with softer suspension and a wide ratio box, and the xc has the close ratio nox and a stiffer suspension setup. I ride offroad only, in northern Ca. I weigh 185/190lbs and am an intermediate rider. Terrain here consists of a fair amount of tight single track trails( some fast, some very punishing and slow), a lot of climbs, some faster flowier quad/jeep trails, and I end up riding a bunch of fire roads to connect to trails. My 450 4t does great in all of the faster stuff. I'm really after a 2stroke that doesn't give up anything there, but that has a better feeling in the trees. I have a feeling that I will probably end up having to spend time and some $ re doing the suspension on the w, or spend some time and $ putting a 6 speed into the xc(is that even available yet?). I know that with the close ratio trans gear selection is a bit more important, and I am kind of a slob, so maybe the w would be better? But then again, the 300 motor is so smooth and linear that it will probably work around that if it's jetted anywhere near correct. I don't know. What have your experiences been? Also, what is the stock tank size on these bikes, and what have you guys found their range to be? Thanks.