Hey guys, Trying to make a rational decision with the new gorgeous 2011 250XC is difficult. Please provide some input... 165lb Vet intermediate 80% MX, 20% GNCC (some tight woods) Currently, I have 08 CRF250 for MX (stock). Love it. Sometimes I ride woods. Open trails is great. Tight technical trails is not. I can't seem to adjust the suspension in stock form to work (generally, the suspension is just OK stock, even MX). Engine braking is excessive causing additional instability. Here are my 2 options: 1) CRF for MX and woods -revalve + E7 (bladder) by MX-Tech for MX (hopefully can work pretty good in woods with clicker adjustment) -add Rekluse Z Pro clutch for anti stall to improve low speed control 2) CRF for MX, add 2011 250XC -still need to modify CRF suspension -250XC concerns I orginally got rid of my last 2 stroke (03 CR250) because: tiring (peaky powerband, no engine braking made for difficult hard front brake pull, smashing expansion chambers, mixing oil, and vibration). However, the new KTM seems to eliminate most of this (linear 4-st like powerband, Brembo brakes, more forgiving chassis). I still have the pipe and oil concern. But I will trade for engine oil/valve issues. And I pick up e-start:banana: I love the idea of a light woods bike. But, expensive and now another bike to maintain. Which option is better and why? thx for any input.