Just sold my 08 kx450f and am lookin to buy a new left over bike. I have narrowed my decision down to a Honda or Yamaha 2012 for both but constantly go back and forth between the two. I do not officially race but do ride local motocross tracks frequently. I would say my riding percentage is 85% track, 15% trails. I realize I am asking this question in a Yamaha forum (maybe my subconscious is telling me something) but from everything I've been reading the honda is a much better off the floor package in regards to handling and Yamaha I've read has great power but issues with being to abrupt and awkward handling. Love the reliabilty of the Yamaha though. If there is anybody that has had the opportunity to ride both and give thier honest assessment I would greatly appreciate it. Looking to buy in the next couple weeks.