It's all good, no bad and certainly not ugly. It is a sweet bike that I have been lusting over for several years. All parts of these bikes are top quality and could save money by eliminating the need for aftermarket replacements.I just today put a deposit on a 2008 450 EXC-R that I will pick up on Saturday. I considered the alternative Japanese brands, but liked the lightness of the KTM. So tell me the good, bad and ugly?