April 04 traded my 96 XR250R (purchased new in 96) for an 04 KTM 250 EXC RFS. Totally different animal-lots more power(you can actually keep shifting up thru the gears on hills I used to have to scream up in 2nd gear on the Honda) suspension is much more sophisticated( find a very knowledgeable suspension guy to tune it to your weight-riding ability and terrain) also a JD Jetting kit is a must for trouble free starting and running. Other than being maintaimance intensive and as mentioned in a previous post - crappy side stand - I have fully enjoyed trail riding and running the WNYOA harescramle series(super senior class). Thinking of putting a deposit on an 07 250 XCF-W !!! Enjoy!!!