Picked it up today. Did the usual and drained the oil,(which was full by the way) tightened everything, cheked the air filter and tossed the screen (which is identical to the CRF450, so I don't need to by filters as I have plenty 'o spares. Adjusted the chain, added air to the tires added gas and started her up. Fired on the third kick, then died. Had to turn up the idle to keep it going. Man is this thing quiet! I ripped around the neighborhood for about ten minutes so all my neighbors could enjoy the new bike buzz as well. I'm stoked with the power. I can tell from my little jaunt that I'll have no problem with power and clearing all the jumps. I could feel the lightness bigtime as I have been riding a 450. I keep telling everyone I'm keeping the 450, and I am going to compare lap times between both bikes as soon as I get some track time which is at least 3 weeks away The only problem it had was one of the nutserts in the gas tank for the radiator shroud was cross threaded from the factory. I had that on my '02 450 before too. I was able to get it in straight and its fine now. This bike has a lot of power and third gear wheelies were no problem, jut twist your wrist. Its very like the 450, just down on power a little. I can't wait to take it to the track. Can you tell I'm excited?