I may sound biased but I have owned at least 7 dirt bikes in my lifetime. 1 was a honda, 1 Suzuki, 1 Husqvarna, 1 Yamaha, 1 Kawasaki and 2 KTMs. I think that KTMs are hands down the best for me. I like their ergos, their styling, craftsmanship, quality and reliability. They are not for everyone, they are not cookie cutter. Best analogy is honda civic si vs. porche 911. Since they are usually more powerful than their competition and their parts are first class high quality.