I spent a year off of any bikes to heal after a bad crash thinking I was done with MX. Since there is a close correlation between MX and crack, I bought a 07 KX250 but I was not satisfied with the power. I traded even for an 06YZ FO-FIDDY and I am very impressed with this bike. It handles better, has the power I was missing and I actually can turn more laps with it than the KX. The Kawi was "extra" maintenance free but I was a bit too heavy for it. Anyway, it's actually a comfort to back on blue because they are notoriously reliable bikes, and it handles much better than my old 426 and my 06CRF450. I'm stoked and motivated again. It seems that Yami has tackled the old handling issues that many complained about.