I'm the one in the above video chopping trees with the 241
My fiancee was on the camera.
Great little saw and for those that don't know only released to the European and Australian markets. There is some petitioning going on with Stihl USA's Facebook page apparently to get it imported there by a number of american saw fans.
It is a German made Pro grade saw. Mine was purchased via the UK prior to it being released in Australia. It was also nearly half the price out of the UK compared to buying it in Australia. Out here the RRP is around USD$1400!!!
It is also equipped with the M-Tronic management system like it's bigger brother the 441C-M. This system is awesome and to hear a 42.7cc saw load up and keep cutting like a mini Husky 3120 instead of stalling out is unbelievable. The way the management adjusts itself depending on the load and conditions is unreal.
The filter is excellent and the same as the MS261 but it is a completely different saw. I personally rate it as a far better saw than the 261 - the 261 has a number of worthy competitors in it's class like the Dolmar 5105 and the Husky 346XP. I prefer both the Husky and Dolmar over the 261. I sold my MS261 as I found it quite a boring saw despite being a very good saw. It's throttle response was pathetic whereas the 241 has a lot of character. An MS261 with the M-Tronic management would be a weapon for sure
Anyway, if anybody wants more input on this saw chime in