Well, my Wr426 isn't as pretty as the "orange" bikes; and maybe it's not quite as hot as a CRF450X - but it did a pretty good job today. I met some new friends while out riding today and took them to some of my favorite local trails. Both guys had "new" bikes. One was a WR250 uncorked, and the other a KTM525EXC - also with the mods done. We rode together and the guys let me try out their bikes. I had actually been contemplating buying a "new" bike with the "button." Part of the reason is that some guys on these threads say that my old 02 426can't even be compared to these new 450's. After today, I beg to differ. First of all the KTM. We all know how people feel about the KTM's. And frankly, I see why. The fit and finish is outstanding. They look good, they feel good, and they are good. I have no problems with them although today was the first time I've ridden one. It had good power and it was a killer machine - no question. But, with the exception of the suspension being slightly better than mine, and the braking superior, I actually was happy to get back on my bike. I just think that I can ride it better, more aggressively. The 525 was just a little too big feeling for me. As far as the new WR's - I think they're good too. The 250 I rode today was a blast. It was quick and nimble, excellent suspension, and a real kick to ride. It just didn't have the big power on the bottom that I've come to love about my 426. My 426 will pull wheelies in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd with just the throttle. The suspension is great and it climbs hills like a monster. The only problem that I have with the bike is the braking capability. I'd like to see it stop better - that's about it. At 1/3 the price of a new KTM - I'm going to stick with it for awhile. So, yeah - Yamaha WR's are pretty good.