Try to find a used 50. You will save yourself big time! I found a used 2002 for $725. They are out there just take your time and look around.
As for the wife liking the hobby. If she is anything like mine she will! At first my wife thought I was dumb for buying a little, tiny dirtbike. She said she wouldnt ride it. As soon as I brought it home she took it for a ride around the yard and wouldnt give it back! Now I have to buy her one too. :lol:
xtremes=terrible. im not gonna rag on them to much but one example....
i was riding one, came into acorner and used the rear brake, the pedal bend all the way down and under the case, wasnt even pushing to hard. and this gets better! i bend it back with my hand! haha so ya go bye a extreme!!! not.