So I'm looking into two options for my next bike one being a 2004 GasGas Ec 200 it has the street legal set up, though I'd likely take that off and use it only as a woods bike. The price is just under $2000 The other one is a 2006 KTM 250 xc-w. Pretty much a stock bike asking price is $2000 I'm about 5'9" and 140-145 with gear (just a guestimate) I'd say that honestly my riding ability would be a mid to higher ranking C or Lower B I've spent some time on a ktm 250sx and enjoyed and I've spent a good deal of time on a KDX220R I ride New England trails, so basically a mix of everything sand, hard stuff, clay, mud, rocks, roots, hills, anything else you can think of ... I personally own a 150RB and have spent a lott of time riding/racing that, but the reason I'm looking to go with the two stroke is that I can do most of the maintenance myself .. and for a good deal less money. Oh and that added bonus of a few less pounds I'm looking for one of these bikes to have a smooth power delivery across all gears/rpm's, something that you can lug down low without a problem, also dependability is huge. I've tried to find a comparison between the two bikes, but can't being that they're two different sizes and years. In all my researching one thing I've become really concerned with is part availability. (Live in Northeastern CT and there's really no dealerships for either brand around) Just something else I'm trying to consider as well.