I"ve been researching the various 450 out there. I'm not loyal in a fanatical kind of way to any brand. My last ride was an 03 CRF-450. I wasn't unhappy but I wasn't overly impressed either! I like the Yamahammer but I've worked on my budies 06-450 and found it difficult to jet. The sub frame and shock had to be removed. I can deal with that because once dialed thats not an issue. I'm 6'3" and go about 230 lbs with gear, water, etc. I like a good low end grunt if you larger guy's know what I mean? I also like a taller seat to peg height. I haven't ridden one of these units so how to they stack up? I'm a desert and GP racer and trail ride. Are these things as reliable as they use to be. My 99 400 was indestructable. The other site here on TT are all talking about all the problems they have with there rides. This site is mostly rave reviews. Thanks for the input gentlemen.