A friend just bought a a new crf450x and I test rode it last weekend.......... I have to give it a fair review and say some things about it I like but all in all, my mildly built 99 wr400 is faster and after having the suspention done, outperforms it in alot of ways. I just had to post it so everyone knows that still the old WR is my choice. To know that a little work to a 1999 bike can make it quicker and handle better than a new stock CRF X feels good!!!