I am a B level rider, I have ridden many bikes but not any time on the new 450's. I really like the yamaha as it has the most reliable engine and I don't have the budget to rebuild an entire engine or valves often. I had my heart set on one but the handling scares me, l know the shocks are the best out of the box but all my reading is making me want a kawi or honda but the reliability of those i dont trust as much. The honda dose seem to have close to same reliability as the yamaha, but the kawi and suzuki seem to be one or two year bikes them people sell them.
So how dose it stack up when your not a pro and end up trail riding it half the time?
Edited by birdman2447, March 07, 2013 - 06:24 PM.