I went to buy a new 260 this morning and the dealer is only carrying the 261 now with the catalytic converter. The 261 is almost 13 lbs its a pound heavier than the 260. Since I already had concerns about the weight, I think this is too heavy. My 26cc Robin weighs less than 10lbs. Would buy another but cant find anyone who carries them now. Could go with the 231, even though I wanted more power, buts its now about 11 pounds (BTW, the 231 was $279 and the 261 was $339 are these prices OK?). Guess Ill have to look around a bit.