Well guys, I'm not so sure. If you've been following the Dakar, this year and last, you'll see that Honda is whupping KTM's bottom. Yeah, there's a lot of luck involved, but it looks like Honda finally has it down, and it's just a matter of time until Yamaha gets close. Of course Husky and Beta are also worth thinking about, but. . . Anyway, as I see it, the KTM is significantly lighter, which would sway me, but the Honda should need a lot less maintenance, so. . . . .