You have to own a KTM to appreciate it. Every bike is a tradeoff. If you want to ride fast over the rough stuff, that is where they shine. Light and powerful. I used to be able to lean my 450 exc over and throw a leg over it. If I did that with my former DRZ or the WRR I have now it will be lying flat on the ground with me under it..... Different tools.....that is all. Each is better at what it was designed for and what your intentions and skill level is. I never could ride that 450 to its full potential but I sure loved that bike. Hell I loved that DRZ and took it places I should have been on a KTM instead. But was on the wrong tool....them DRZ's are heavy to pick up. KTM's require more maintenance but that power and suspension is worth it if you're going to use it. And honestly if you're not racing, the maintenance thing is blown out of proportion on the KTM's. All bikes need fresh oil and filter change if ridden hard or in dusty conditions. I never let my DRZ go over 1000 miles without new oil. Usually changed it after every 2 rides which was about 600 miles. I rode that bike pretty hard. I'm just a guy with bad shoulders now so hopefully me and this WRR will be plunking down some gravel roads having a blast. Right Tool for me right now.