Get the WR450, not the DRZ and especially not the WR250. Not that the DRZ is a bad bike, its great, reliable and stout. And the WR250 is great, lots of snort too. What I find with a smaller displacemnt bike, it the more you ride it, the less power it feels like it has. Actually, you just get used to it, then you decides you need to move up. I'll save you some money, move to the top right out of the gate!