I know this isnt a KTM forum but I thought that some of you guys might be interested to hear some impressions of a 400 EXC thumper. I have to admit it, this is one awesome bike!! It handled like it was 30 lbs lighter than my WR with the stock tank. It turned great at low speeds. I didnt have it going fast enough to test high speed stability. The performance was also really good. The one I rode had 2 extra teeth on the rear sprocket, though. Compared to my stock Canadian WR, the KTM even had a pleasant bark to the exhaust. The hydraulic clutch was nice but I could live without it for sure, but that button on the bars was AWESOME!! I loved just being able to stop anywhere and fire it up again without having to worry about if I could start it from where I stopped.(hills, steep inclines etc...) The only thing that is stopping my from buying one tomorrow is the initial price of the machine ($9199 CDN) and the parts availability/price. I thought I had myself convinced into buying a 2001 WR250 but now I am really confused. The magazines were telling the truth about these bikes, they are great bikes! I am not trying to start a pissing contest with anyone regarding this post, just let a few guys know how they do compare to our WRs.