I recently picked up a ttr 125L for my wife. I was in the same situation as you, I really perferred to find an "E" model, but they were few and far between. After looking around for a month or so, I ended up biting the bullet and going with a nicely modded 125L. We have gone out riding twice and my wife loves it. She has little riding experience and has not had any issues with gettting the bike to start with the kick start. She even stalled it on a small hill and was able to start the bike with one kick, while still in gear (clutched). It's a 125 four stroke with very little pressure required to kick it over. I say go with what's available.