Lots of guys here will badmouth me but I don't care,it's the truth.My '03 wr 450 was very disappointing:very heavy pig,lousy jetting,hard to work on,unreliable(had to push it very far,woodruff key failure),couldn't trust it after that.And Yamaha would not step up to the plate to make things right for so many of us. So... I traded it in on a '05 KTM 300 and I am so much happier! It performs so much better.Starts 1st or 2nd kick every time even if I dump it.Runs great(so no need to call James Dean),easy to work on,way lighter,turns so good I was amazed!,plenty of power and torque!,made for a tall guy,came with lots of the good stuff already on it. Yes,the wr suspension,brakes,top speed are quite good.But not good enough to keep me from buying a KTM and never buying another Yamaha. If you try a KTM you will like it!