Had a chance to test ride a 2014 YZ450F last weekend on my regular local track. It's the second time i can try a newer bike in the last couple of months, last time being a '13 CRF. Well, i still like my RMZ best. The Yam was easy to adapt to, had better brakes, precise shifting feel, nice big foot pegs and easy-to-use yet powerfull engine. What i didnt like was the ergos, the bike felt wide between the legs (less than a '10 but still wide) and the chain was making alot of slapping noise when braking (maybe needed ajustment). Handeling was good but turning is not as precise. For a bike that is 6 years newer, i was expecting to be amazed and be no more in love with my RMZ...not so! Dont get me wrong, it is a nice bike but my 08 (stock save for an FMF full exhaust and stiffer springs in the front, still on oiginal piston) hold it's own very well against newer machinery. Hope to have a chance to try a KTM and a KX in the near future, but as of now, the Zuk is for me the king of the hill !!