Yesterday i got to ride the best bike i have ever ridden. I normaly ride my crf250r but one of my dads mechanics (Dad owns a car garage) recently bought an 06 yamaha yzf450 and he let me take it around a field near my dads shop. Well all i had to say was wow! I have never ridden a 450 before and i was kinda nervous to say the least. But this bike was super easy to ride, but i was still alittle intimidated by the power. I have always heard alot good things from this sight about the new 450 but i never thought much of it, but now i see what you guys where talkin about. I've been planning to buy a new 450 when the 08's come around, and scince i rode the yammi i'll definatley think about goin blue. Just want to say that you guys got a good bike on your hands.