Well I have over 100 hours on the meter on my 08 450 so I was playing on ebay last night and I saw a buy it now for 5300.00 on a blue one. I offered him 5200.00 and shipping is 295.00 so for 5495.00 I have another 08 on the way. I might add that my current 08 has never had valves move. Its still on stock clutch etc. This bike has been amazing. I am gonna keep my current 08 for a practice bike and just race the new one. 2 out of last 3 races with over 20 entries I have pulled holeshot, she still runs really strong. GODBLESS YAMAHA. This all comes after my best friend just got 2 free 09 honda 450s for Sx this year. I spent some time on the 09 honda this week. But it didnt make me switch. The 09 didnt make ebough changes to go that route for yamaha. Thanks YAMAHA for a great bike.