Last week I picked up my new 2011 200 xc-w. Yesterday was the first day I got to ride it (only around my 2 acre yard) and heres what I think so far, Power - perfect. In first and second I can easily loft the front tire over logs and such even off of almost an idle. 3rd and 4th are smooth as can be. I can tell this gearing is gonna be perfect for me. Brakes - WOW. Talk about strong! What surprised me though was how controlable they are being that strong. I have rode a buddies crf250r several times and have always noticed how strong the brakes were but they always seemed that you could lock the wheel up with just a hair more of the lever. seemed unpredictable. Suspension - not broke in yet. Ill get back on this subject after I get a few more hours on it. Handling and ergos - Great. I set up a tight oval track with a 30 yard straight and hairpin turns on each side. It felt really good and connected to the bike always. Coming in hard standing up, at the start of the turn I'm sitting down and leaning the bike way over (to far once, haha first laydown) and accelerating hard out of it. Its so easy to get up on the tank and the radiator shrouds are perfect for my legs to squeeze. The seat is great. The traction is great with the bridgestones. Features - I love how you can buy this bike for less than other brands 250's (fourstrokes, two strokes anything closely related to the 200) but get loads of stuff that would cost in the 4 digits to put on any other bike. I'll go through them. Renthal fat bars, brembo brakes, wave rotors, stainless braided brake lines, excel wheels, tooless rebound clickers on forks, adjustable fork spring preload, renthal grips, hinged levers, wide footpegs, How about a jet and a few different needles! I liked that they supplied that. An actually decent quality set of tools. When are other companies going to recognize the off road market? Sure the jap bikes offer there wr's, crfx's, and the rmxz's but come on, the main focus is motorcross/supercross. I predict that soon KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas and Husaburg will soon dominate the market. I know there are more offroad riders out there than riders who strictly race motocross. Think of all the people just out trail riding. It's just aggrivating for me. Ha needed to get that off my chest. Anyways I have 2 weeks before my next harescramble and I cant wait to get this bike in the woods where it belongs. To all the people on here that gave me there opinions and suggestions on the 200 xc-w I want to say thanks. This bike has everything that I was looking for in a harescramble bike. Thanks again. Oh, one slight problem. I noticed that my display has not been reading anything. It turns on but will not give odo or speed. I started checking it out. I found that the magnet on the rotor is broke off. Its still there, I think it broke and is now to short to pick up an accurate reading. Quick fix though and definatly doesn't discourage me. Sorry honda, you just lost another customer.