You guys know I have been personally racing Yamaha the last couple years. I did not see the need (yet) to upgrade to the 2008 Yamaha after I already have done everything possible to my 2007 YZ450F and it is sweet. I had to get a new 2008, so after doing my homework, I went with the Honda and will let you know how they compare. Just picked it up yesterday and only had time for graphics, pegs and a new Yoshimura pipe. Racing at Budds Creek for the MD State Championships and will test them on Friday and race the winner over the weekend. I'll report back next week.