Hey guys, thought I'd drop in and share with you what I learned from my first date with my WR in dirt, after a long pavement-only-month-of- waiting. Glad I broke the bike in on pavement as I believe in the aggressive break-in method (as many have read about online). It was easier to hit all the ranges and speeds on the open road vs. my rookie riding off-road. Couple things to mention, if you've read some of my other posts on my bike, you'll know that after reading all these "my 16 WR is a beast" threads, I was left disappointed, even after removing the throttle stop and adding a gytr pipe. After reading all the reviews, I fully planned on hitting my back to dirt the second I hit half throttle; this did not happen.. But instead,I was left a little frustrated. Once my competition ECU arrived and got mapped and installed at about the same time as I removed the air box funnel/tea-kettle/splash-guard. I then noticed more power but wondered if it was in my head.. After getting the 16 WR in the dirt, I can say, I was impressed. It put a huge smile on my face, and I was never want of power. When I rode on the pavement it seemed the gearing was super low and the acceleration seemed lacking considering that. I wasn't expecting anything matching my squid bullet biking stint but was expecting better.. Having said all the above, and I do say this specifically for those considering buying a 2016WR. When I got the 16 out on the dirt, she was home, and I was home, and my riding skills, were not worthy.. She had tons of power, I rarely left 1st and 2nd gear. The terrain was Utah's 5mile-pass, which is small hills, multiple sections of choppy rocks and dirt on occasional steep inclines (you know the type where you have to choose a line and maintain traction, or you stall out), and to my demise, the larger rocks seemed to be on the hilly slopes I was begging for traction on. My brother recently purchased a very clean 2012 YZ450R. He rode with me. We swapped bikes at one point. He instantly began praising the WR. He said his bike was a Ferrari and mine was a 16 Cadillac.I was impressed as I rode his 2012 race bike with all kinds of mods, honestly,it felt faster than mine at higher rpms, but I'd didn't get a trail bike to win races. One huge thing to note, as it was very important for the ultimate enjoyment experience. My brother kept stalling out. Each time he had to kick start it took on average of 5mins waiting. His bike wouldn't seem to start until it sat for 2 mins or so. On that topic, love my electric start, tried kick starting three times about 10 or so kicks, no throttle and never starts.. electric start? Starts instantly.. pretty sure my bro wanted to punch me in my face on more than one electric start occassion. It truly helped me understand how awesome electric start is. Sorry for being so long, but these are very frank impressions from a novice on the 16 WR, I hope it helps others that are curious about the 16 vs. other bikes. May your successful wheelies find youtube!