Try not to concern yourself with what people say on the net, as we all know ,it's horses for courses. I did a test ride at a KTM dirt day and that sold me on the Freeride, I picked mine up a couple of days ago so haven't had a good ride on it yet, just been out on some dirt roads and it was fun, it's so flickable and it feels more powerfull than the figures would suggest. It may be because the torque comes on so low in the rev range, you can just twist the throttle and bring the back around in corners or just pop the front up with no effort. So if you get the chance, do a test ride. It' the only way to get a feel for the whole package.