I have never really needed more power. I have mine geared down low enough that it pushes me along just fine. I feel that the xt250's suspension is too soft. Haven't tried the Kawasaki. The TW is perfect because its stable, low, and forgiving. Its more of a point and shoot kind of bike. Oh, and having a TW is a great conversation starter too. Now if I wanted more CCs I'd get a Yamaha WR250R.