Hi I am a seasoned experianced rider. My present off road bike is a yz 250 2 stroke. I live in the frozen north. Alberta Canada. Our off road riding rules in this provence have never been strictly enforced province wide. The rule is you have to have a spark arrestor and lights. Some area's are getting quite strict about this. My question to you is this. I love the power and positive handling of the yz. But I need an off road legal bike. The wr 250 is to slow for my tastes. The previous 450wr I find a bit slow in the handling but it has nice power. I am really looking at the 2007 wr 450 it feels light compared to the 06. I would like to know if it rides as good as it feels on the showroom floor.