I posted this in another thread and thought I would throw it in here as well. Sure I will get some bias opionions in here, LOL! but I am looking for my fellow TT member opinions none the less. So try and stay open minded and put yourself in my shoes for a minute. I am this close to purchasing and I need some input. Below is my original post from another thread. Sorry to be long winded! I have a dilemma, although a good dilemma I suppose. For the first time in years I will be purchasing a new ride. I will be turning 40 this year and I have given up on the motocross track riding quite some time ago for the most part. Too many injuries resulted in my coming to that decision. Anyway, almost all of my riding now consists of tight trail, wide open trail and some desert/dune riding. I am selling one of my steeds and am trying to choose a new bike. After months of reading reviews both online, here in TT and visiting all the local dealers, I have narrowed it down to (2) choices. 1) Kawasaki KLX 450R (08' or 09") 2) Husaberg FE 450 (2010 or 2011) I usually love Husqvarna's, but since I just can't get over the new look of the 449 and 511, it is no longer in the running. Sure it is still a great bike but much like a woman, I have to like the way she looks too. Sorry to sound shallow, but it's true. I want a bike with good power but not something overwhelming. I'm over that at my age and I have a CR500 for that need and I am keeping it (love that bike). I want something a little more laid back, good on the trails, dependable etc, etc. I don't ride on the street so a "dual sport" is not needed nor wanted. The Kawasaki is obviously way less in cost since I can get a new 08' or 09' for under $6K. The drawback, if any, is it is not FI which would be really nice, needs some mods, like a better exhaust system, front and rear suspension upgrade, jetting kit, different clutch. Also, they don't sell any newer KLX's here in the states so I am not sure what after market parts will be like if needed or wanted later down the road. However, I do understand that many Kawi KF450F parts will and do fit them. The Husaberg on the other hand is FI, has every bell and whistle you could want and is pretty much ready to go right out of the crate with the exception of having to put on a heavier rear spring. KTM own's Husaberg now so getting parts is not a problem and many of the KTM parts (other than motor) will fit the Husaberg if needed. The downside, they are almost $10K new and that is before tax and license, much like their KTM cousins. Everyone I have talked to that owns the Kawi loves them. The same holds true for those that own the new Berg's. It's a matter of what will fill my needs for good long hard rides on technical trails with a lot of elevation changes. I have never owned a Berg or a Kawi. Anybody out there have an opinion on these or own them? PS.... Before you say to go get a CRF450X or WR450R, I have looked at those as well and if I am going to spend over $8K, I will just dish out the extra $$$ for the Berg and get the FI.