Now that I have your attention, THIS BIKE IS UNBELIEVABLE!!!! I rode my wr400 for half the day and then my dad finally let me ride his '03 450EXC. There was also a crf450R there (You might be able to find his bike now for sale in the recycler, or at your local KTM dealership as a trade in). Back to the 450...I felt like I was on a 2 stroke. It sincerely felt like I had shed 50 lbs of bike...I probably did come to think of it. Where I would have had to work in some nasty spots (California Desert) the 450 just sucked it all up like I was on a DRZ 400; except that I had about 7 inches more travel, 60 lbs diet, and a motor that never wanted to say die. I thought I was going to run out of motor, but the power just kept coming. I was racing my dad down a road...Holy *$#%$*, I love 6th! You can lug any gear, unlike the WR, and still pull the front up. I have not ridden the 525 yet, and I wish I could, I need to know if I should get that one instead. But I also ask myself the question, that if I am so happy with this bike, why ask for more. I think it's all I will ever need! Did I mention that it was awesome. KTM has outdone themselves! You can lie to yourselves all you want, but it's not just me saying so. These bikes are the future of motorcycles.