absence of greymatter, you still espouse the opinions of others and have no actually experiences of your own to draw from. Your on older equipment that pales to that of the 06 stuff available. I like many, either own the newer stuff and/or have ridden the others, so that we might form an INFORMED opinion. You continue to side step this point and prattle on about a lot of technical facts that mean nothing if you have not the applied experience to support them. You are not in a position speak of transparency. Do you even see a reflection in the mirror? And you should do your homework my friend. I started riding/racing again in 2001 on the YZF426. then 2002 426, 2003 YZ450, 2004 CRF450, 2005CRF450, and now the KXF450. and you? do you have the breadth of experience across brands to be considered an unbiased source of information? Yeah, I thought not.