I traded my 05 in about 7 months ago and have been very satisfied with my yz. It does have different characteristics which have been discussed in the past. Suspension is a definite upgrade from my honda
, with a much plusher feel. Steering is equal to or better. Balance, especially in the air is a noticeable improvement. Bike gives you confidence. Overall engine power characteristics are more refined with a much smoother feeling engine on the yz. Most dramatic difference is a little less initial hit off very bottom compared to the honda which has its pluses and minuses although once you get accustom to the difference it is fine. If you were like me, you would agree the honda is no sloutch, but I can honestly say that the yamaha
is a fine machine which I believe is superior to what you have now.