Is it an Econo or an Eco? The web sites have both names. Having been a very happy owner of a 2010 Econo 280, and having had it all apart and seen it was made up of most of the same parts that go into Ragas, if money is the issue and you want a virgin-new bike, please consider the GasGas Eco(no). I made a comment in an earlier thread about my concern over the forks, as I saw a photo and said they 'looked cheap.' Actually, they look simple, as there is little sticker bling. I saw two Eco(no)s at the Peru, KS event Dale had out for under $5,000. He and others said they ride surprisingly sweet. Turns out the R16V steel-tube forks and the R16V shock are made by olle-amortidores.com of Spain. Olle supplied Sherco shocks for years. I observed the first-generation 2009 Raga round-tube frame and the 2009/10 sub frame and muffler designs. The sub frame has straight not sunken in sides and is simpler and I like it better than the newer sunken-in one. The carb is the same Dell'Orto that has worked so well on my Econo. I saw what looked like the latest-generation aluminum bottom end (same as the Replica) and latest 2013 cylinder, head and radiator. The tube type rear rim is still there, and that works fine. Pirelli tires? That could be a negative. Perhaps these are softer Pirellis? My 2010 Econo came with Michelins. Same strong AJP brakes as my Econo and some other brands still use. Sorry, I accidentally deleted my photos. Here's what they look like: http://www.gasgas.com/2013_econo.htm The Ecos lack the gaggle of stickers of the higher models, but at their cores they are simple and solid machines, just as my Econo was for me. Marketing is a very powerful force. It worked on me (too) and now I have a Raga But my Econo will remain locked in my brain as one of my all-time favorites.