At the risk of exposing myself again to the pontifications of a certain person who seems allergic to proper forum discussion, can I suggest that you get the July edition of Performance Bikes and check out the article on page 24. It's called "What's the next big thing?", and the suggestion is Two-Wheel Drive. Don't laugh, Yamaha have already built a two-wheel drive trail bike, and riding impressions by one of the journos is included in the article. If all-wheel drive for cars is going to be standard soon, can all-wheel drive for bikes be far behind? If it doesn't harm performance and increases safety, I'm all for it.