I finally took my 450 out for a good ride. I put on 60 miles today, riding everything sand, whoops, gnarly hill climbs, tight canyons, and fast double track. I love this bike, after reading a lot about this bike I thought I new what to expect. Boy was I off, the bike handeled better and had more power then I thought it would. I was actually startled by the power at first, but once I was use to the power of the bike I loved it. I always tried to ride my kdx a gear higher and it did ok until you hit a hill or wanted to carry the front tire a little. Not the 450 it loved being a gear higher give the throttle a little bump the font end does the same. I finally feel like the bike is part of me. The electric start is awsome it fired up everytime. Even after having to lay the bike on its side to help a young lady that was stuck on a hill climb. I loved climbing hills with this bike it never missed a beat. Thanks to everyone that posted about this bike most of you described the bike perfectly. This forum was what convinced me to buy a WR450. Can't wait tull the next ride!