...i wasn't saying that MXA pampers the blue bikes or lies or is payed to speak good about them I was kidding with you. "MXA always favors Yamaha" is one of the most often repeated bits 'o' BS I hear. Most don't remember all the times they've been critical. (think how the KTM guys must feel)When the MXA did the 06 450 test they said it was the lightest 450 and handled awesome, and did not have a push. When the 07 test came out the 450 Suddenly developed a push, even though the 07 turned better than the 06 , then in one issue the said that the push on the 07 was unfixable. MXA needs to make up their mind.Impressively cognizant point for a 15 year-old kid from the South to bring up, I'd say. Much like all the comments about how the '06 that was so lacking in low end grunt when it was introduced is now suddenly a torque monster of some kind. a little consistency would be nice, eh?