What a great forum! I have been reading a little about everything from guys out on the trail for years; from day trips to forums about every bike I can find! This is great!! Im a noob and looking for a little help. Current ride: KTM 2007 450 sx-f. First offroad bike in 29 years and having a blast. I like hard woods riding and squeezed in one hair scramble race; had fun. I Moto a little for handling skills. Now myself and two friends are dreaming of riding the Continental Divide this year and this is where you all come in. I am looking for a fun, powerful bike that can handle hard off road riding, but will still put a smile on my face commuting to work 28 miles each way. Here is a list I have been looking at: KTM 690 Enduro-R KTM 690 SMC KTM 530 EXC WR 450 KLR DR XLR and I am over my head.