This far I`ve owned a `97 Husqvarna 610, `01 Husaberg 650, `03Yamaha wr450(stolen) and a `02 WR426.. and I can say that the blue ones are the best! Ofcourse the 650 was the most powerfull and brutal bike, but the Yamahas are bullet proof. I rather ride a less powerfull bike and be able to ride 95% of the time, instead of 50% riding and 50% in the garage.. My `berg blew up to times in a year.. Two days ago I saw a `06 525 EXC.. It is prolly the best looking motard ive ever seen! But then I remembered the Husaberg.. It`s like dating Angelina Jolie! Good lucking and raw! But you have to work day and night for a month to afford one date! So I wondered if someone in here have experience with the exc.. the Husaberg needs a enginerebuild every 100 hours and valve adjustment every 10 hours.. How reliable are the ktm? And is the extra power and gear worth it? I use the bike a lot for commuting thise days, but planing on some Motard racing and trail riding aswell..