Okay so I've been a Kawasaki fan all of my life and I've had numerous Kawasaki bikes. I recently put the 08 250f aside and purchased my first 450, a 2009 KX450F. Now I'm sold on the power that a 450 has to offer but my only complaint is, is that this Kawasaki feels so much heavier, bulkier and is so much harder for me to turn than my friends CRF's or YZF's. I am a smaller guy at 5' 6" and about 150 pounds and was just wondering if the newer Kawasaki's like 13 and up turn and feel considerably lighter underneath you? I know suspension and rider skill obviously has a lot to do with it but the point of my post is that I really don't want to switch brands, but if the Kawasaki 450 feels so bulky to me I may be forced to . Just want to see what your smaller riders are riding for 450s and if any of you guys are on a kawi.. Cheers!