Last year I went from an 08 KTM 250 SX (set-up) for off-road to an 09 YZ450 which I currently have set-up for hare scrambles and enduros. I have ridden 2 strokes for 5+ years and was interested in trying the KTM 350 XCF, but didn't want to pay top dollar for the KTM to only end up deciding I wouldn't like 4 strokes. Instead I traded for the 09 YZ450. The 450 is a very good bike - I LOVE the stock suspension and the Rekluse I added, but the 4 stroke doesn't suit my riding style, and I feel like I've slowed down (based on race results) riding the 4 stroke. I'm in the process of buying a new home and plan on buying a new KTM 250 XC next year, but I don't want to shell out more then about $1500 this year to get back on a 2 stroke... So here are my questions / options... I'm planning on selling the YZ450 and picking up a 2006 YZ 250 (2T) with a new top end and about 50 total hours for this racing season. If I can pick up the YZ 250 I plan on adding a Rekluse, setting the sag (have the shock and fork fluids serviced soon), adding hand guards, and replacing / greasing all of the bearings. So - Does the YZ250 have great suspension like the YZ450? - Will I get the 2 stroke feel that I want back? I'm hoping to get away from the heavy feel of the 4T and the "surging" power feeling in tight single track. I really miss the light feel of the 2T - What is the power delivery like on the 2006 YZ250 (anyone ride one with a Rekluse Pro)? I've heard the YZ250 doesn't have a huge hit and has a great powerband for off road but wanted some first hand opinions - Can anyone compare the YZ250 handling to the 2008 - 2010 generation of KTMs? - AND FINALLY, am I just creating another issue for myself by buying the YZ250 as a stop gap until I can get a new KTM? Should I just stay with the 450? Thanks in advance for any input.