I was at the dealer today and saw a printout of the 09 prices. What you've heard is true, the KTMs have skyrocketed. The 450s (both SX and XC) were $11,300 and the 505/525 were $11,600. If you're thinking about getting an XC I wouldn't wait for an 09--unless you don't mind spending roughly $2500 more for the same machine. The only changes they're making to the XC is the thumb throttle, something about repositioning it 10 degrees, and strenghtening some of the fasteners. I still want an 505SX but it's much harder to justify it now.