First off, I am currently riding a 07 300 XCW. Lately, I am riding at least 50% of the time with my 9 year old son. I believe this trend will continue and likely increase. Riding the 300 at a learning 9 year old's pace is not exactly ideal as the bike likes to be ridden hard. My best option might be to get a XR 200 or something along those lines for riding with him, but I don't really want another bike to maintain and take up space if I can help it. How is the ktm 200 in comparison to the 300 for slower/easier riding? Honestly, I can easily get by with less bike because I am not using the full potential of the 300 most of the time. I also tend to ride a gear low with the RPMs up high (on the pipe), which may favor the 200. Any thoughts, comments or experiences will be appreciated.