After careful consideration over the last 2 weeks and no fewer than 3 test rides, I have ordered the wr450 today. It was a hard choice, but in the end the wr seemed to have a nice feel about it, nice suspension, engine etc.. All 3 bikes felt a whole lot nicer than my current mount and i wouldn't have gone too far wrong with any of them! And the dealership was fantastic, an important component when buying a bike i reckon. So now I pick up my wheels in 3 days, and can't wait to show it it's new home and get it better aquainted to the local national park.. Thanks for your help too, without this site, I think I would still be confused...It's nice to read glossy brochures full of marketing hype, but it's even nicer to hear from the guys that ride them! Thanks again, see you on the posts (and trails!!) Bailz..