It was time for me to trade off my 08 WR250 and my 09 WR144 / CR. Both bikes were awesome and will miss both. Plus, lil nervous giving up some great bikes. However, I wasn't going to upgrade to new bikes that are basically, designed the same with no updates, except for supension/graphics. I also think a proven Direct injected 2 stoke is still a ways off. I also like 4strokes and one of my best bikes was an 06 RMZ250 with engine/supension mods for woods. I really liked that bike and the Showas, but always wanted something between a 450/250. This time around, it better have a button! Hate when you crash and your fellow racers hit their buttons and take off, while you are kicking a flooded or hot bike. Okay, out comes the KTM 350 (Not an Option), then the Husky 310. I have been watching this Husky 310 model progress nicely. You know, I have to go Husky! Bingo, 13 arrives! Hey maybe an unlucky number, but from what I have heard, it is not! It's going to be a good year for Red Heads. If you are going to shoot, shoot, don't talk! I picked up my new 13 TXC 310 this afternoon and got about 30 mins of seat time on it. All I can say is: YOU GOTTA RIDE ONE! My first impression is it has a little bite to her but smooth. Suspension/clutch are little stiff but still has time to break in. I also like the newer style frame in how it reacts like my 09 144. Once I get all my settings adjusted and motor broken in, I will swing back with a further ride report. Have you ever have that feeling of giving up something and hoping you are making the right decision? After 30mins, I am HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!