I agree with the most part with all of the post. I live in WA and licensing is an issue. I would have loved to have entertained buying a WR 450 or the CRFX 450 but the licensing has and is a challenge. I have invested enough to have bought the KTM that I thought was too expensive and still do not have near the bike. So, with that I would have bought the KTM instead of the DR. I like the weight, power and how they handle much better. BTW I load my bike and haul it to ride mostly. Once in a while cross a highway or use a short section of road and you need street legal on FS roads. Mostly trail...so multiuse...probably a very good bet.