Folks let me say that there has been a lot of opinions about the 10'-13' generation Yamaha's.
One post was, and I realize it was the man's opinion
quote "yamaha has lost it's way" ....
So here is my humble opinion: My new to me 11' YZ450 is hands down the very best stock bike I have rode. The suspension is incredible. Handle's as good as this Vet rider can tell. Its fantastic, and I have had 2 modern suzuki's. Just sold my dearly loved 09' kx450 and this Yz is an absolute treat to ride in every way. So if this thing last's as well as my 01' WR did and as good as my 07' YZ did then I know I am in good shape in the reliabilty department as well.
Grayracer if you want to sell your trusty ole 06' and find a "new to you" bike then at least take this Vet riders humble opinion and anyone else out there for that mattter and I think you will be pleasantly surprised if you do get one.
Edited by bigvaportrail, October 17, 2014 - 02:23 PM.