I'm looking for some feedback on which direction to go. I am in the market for a new 450 and I'm not sure what way to go. I really want a bike that has amazing power, so I can ride a gear high and I'm a power loving rider. I was thinking about the 2013 models because of price. I have around $1000-1200 to put into the bike once I have it. I was thinking about the kx and have been hearing that they don't handle/corner well. Started looking at the KTM and they say the forks/spring are in need of a lot of help. (I'm reading this over at MXA.) I don't want to buy either bike and then find out I need to save more money to be happy with it. I really want to be able to corner/handle like its on rails, once that is solved I'll be set. With the kawi I am worried that I'll make a bunch of changes to fix the problems but maybe not fix it right the first time (selecting wrong components) and blowing the budget. With the KTM I'm worried that the WP suspension will just need too much fixed and I'll be steered towards replacing vs fixing. I'm hoping that someone that was in my shoes will be able to show me the light. I'm 6'1" with boots and 230 in gear, I'm slow but I like to hit all the big jumps.