I love Yami's, my heart lies in them, but I'll be honest I'm a little disappointed in the 05. There's nothing compelling about it compared to the CRF and even the DRZ-450. I know its a great bike but, I'm passing the 05 for the 06. In 06, I think we'll see: The aluminum frame which = additional weight savings. I think they'll realize they might have made a mistake "taming" the 05. Every YZF owner on TT absolutely loves the notorious HIT of the 450. Its been obvious that if you push a YZ450 hard and hold on long enough; no CRF450 could ever touch you; so why change that. Thats why we love it. Its pure race and thats that. I wished they didn't "puss" the bike to make it "easier to ride." I think/hope they'll bring the HIT back in 06. What do you guys think about the possible EFI in the 06 CRF's? Hmmmm Thats a new angle, any response by Yami to that? Anyways, love Yamaha, just a little disappointed in the 05. There I said it. Hope they get to work for 06.