they're old power houses... not like the 2strokes of today.
hold out for a ktm 2stroke EXC / XCW... since they're tag able. the main difference is the newer (98 and later) ktm's have bottom end, where as the IT's are typical 2strokes that want you to be in power band to make any power or move at all
when you are... man they WILL move lol but it might be a little much for your wife? idk
i'd hold out and buy something quality, ktm/gasgas/husq/beta 300 is top dog imo