Ok I have now read a 3rd magazine review shootout on the 450's. I will not mention magazine names or model makes. All 3 magazines had very different reviews. One magazine took one of the bikes that ussually is #1 or #2 in ratings and made it LAST. What I'm getting at is there seems to be a very biased opinions in our American magazines. For instance I now order an English magazine for my street bike articles they seem to be more concerned with what is good and what isn't than politics and personal opinions. I mean how could you possibly have such a differance in reviews. Is it just me or does any body else notice this? I even went as far as to go online and look up all the test riders past affiliations with manufactures from one review and sure enough the bike they picked #1 happened to be what they had raced, did advertising or some affiliation with that maker.....I mean if they can't be fair on these tests how can you trust them with product reviews? I can not even go into detail about what I have researched because what I am finding is making me sick. Like I said just the fact that every review is so different should make you question WHY??? You could just pick up the magazine that said what you wanted to read and be happy, But is that what ya really want? Me personally I had 5 years in at a Yamaha dealership and 2 at a Honda dealership. I had Yamahas and Hondas and also during that time I had owned 2 Kawasaki's, Why you ask. Because they had the best 500cc 2 stroke at that time(In my opinion).