Originally Posted by kzeb
Thanks guys for shedding some light on the matter, now I'm really confused
no not really, but I have come to a new conclusion
KTM 530 EXC with the SXS 570 kit would be more than able to do the trick for me.
I might paint it blue though... and some yellow here and there
Well, no one has mentioned it here, but just in case you haven't already seen these threads:
I have 2011 FE570. Love it. Maintenance-wise, I've had none of the common issues. Mine came with the "hard to get" subframe fuel tank (an extra gallon+ of gas). My biggest reason for getting it - street legal in CA.
I *did* recently have a hard-start issue, but I replace my injector and added an inline fuel filter and it's been golden since.
If I had to do it over - I'd probably go KTM, simply because of the aftermarket support.