I have spent the last couple of weeks thinking dreaming obsessing of a new bike... In my mind it has been CRF450x or YZ450F... The YZ is so much cheaper here in Dubai. 800 dollars less.. but I am coming off a Husaberg 600 with e-start, I am 49 years old only been offroad riding for 6 months and I am 5' 6" and 140 lbs... So I didn't want to be out in the desert when it is 110 degrees and stuck trying to kick some bike over... Anyways thought the CRX would be OK but needs to be uncorked. I am not a motocross or an enduro rider, my riding here is more Glamis style. Straight up very big dunes as fast and far as possible. I have a paddle on the berg and will probably do the same on the next. Kept thinking to myself. If I could learn to kick one over and get confident with that I could save myself 800 dollars and have a no compromises high performance bike (no need to uncork the YZ). I am also leaning to the Yamaha for ease of maintenance and general reliability. So I needed some kicking practice. Found it hard to kick YZ450 or CRF450R in my street shoes. Came back to the dealers with my riding boots. Every kick on the YZ450 resulted in ignition. Tried it about 20 times hot and cold. Not the same success on a CRF450R. So here I am I love the YZ450, feels great, but I was standing up with the bike held up by the bar in the axle. So yeah I can start every time on a stand in the shop but what about in the desert. Thinking about fixing a side stand to it. Any advice???