Well I can tell you I am very impressed with the new Yami, it handles very very well and has tons of low and mid power! It does fall off alittle on top but not to bad. It is more comfortable than my 09 Kawi and feels more open in the cockpit. I do have a tall seat and lower pegs on it but i had the same on my KX too. I also rode an 09 YZ450 also and who ever says it feels the same is nuts. I am not saying good or bad but not the same. It does take an extra kick or two to fire up and the gearing felt a little shorter than the Kawi also. So overall I am happy I made the switch back to the blue bikes again.