This week was the third time I got to ride my new 450. Now that it's broke in and I have the suspension set I really got to see what it's made of, one word-WOW! "Floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee" as they say. I won't go into great detail saying how unbelievable this bike is since most know by now but I will to tell you about a section of the track I was at that this bike shined. There was a new 95 ft. semi-uphill tabletop with about a 70 ft run out of a flat corner, 250's didn't stand a chance and most 450's were having a very hard time making it all the way. Long story short by the fifth lap I was coming out of the corner in 3rd gear and grabbing 4th before the takeoff and I sailed over it everytime no problem, no rev limiter, no stretching it, just smooth sailing. I rolled up to the owner of the track and overheard plenty of riders complaining about the change when he told them they should just get a Yamaha since I had no problem making it, that's when I realized out of 30 or so bikes I was the only 06 450 yami there. Boy I had a good smile on my face as I just rolled away to my truck. I justed wanted to share what an amazing powerband this thing has, I wasn't the fastest rider there by any means and guys on Kawi's and Honda's just couldn't get over why I could make it and they couldn't. Anyway I hope you guys enjoy your 06 450 as much as I do!!