Ok I think I understand what Yamaha did with the 450. The yzf 450 is made for the track and the wr 450 is for everything else. In 2004 do ya think the yzf 450 will come with the 5 gears or stay with the 4? I just dont understand why the 4 geaars! I cant wait to hear what people say about the yzf 450, Im waiting to hear how the 450 does in the desert. I know what alote of people are going to say, get the wr if you want 5 gears, but i thinking yamaha will put a 5th gear in the yzf 450 in the future.