I was down at the San Felipe 250 last week and ran into the F2 Racing Team, they have Steve Hengeveld on that Team "that guy is fast" well, I was chatting with them about the 450x and that it looked like so so many teams raced that bike and asked what all the hype was about. I have a KTM 530 xcrw and I like it a lot and told them, it was a great bike off the showroom floor. So the Team guy says, hey take the pre-run bike out for a cruise and make up your own mind!, WHAT? your going to let me ride a race/pre-run bike? who could say no! So I geared up and took her for a run along the beach and up a whooped out dirt road, and down a sand wash. The suspension was perfect, as you would expect from a Desert race bike, no surprise there, the bike was light and nimble, no surprise there, The surprise came when I turned that handle on the right side of the handle bars.. HOLY POOP... That thing pulled so so hard that I think it would hole shot any MX bike indeed! And not only did it pull in the bottom end, if you had the "sack" to twist the throttle when really moving it pulled all trough the top.. I never reached the top speed, I was afraid to even get that close,!!! It was way cool to have ridden a bike that Hengeveld had flogged! I will never forget that! But I am now sold on this bike and what F2racing did to it. I returned the bike with a smile on my face and told them, I am selling my KTM!! WOW!! I asked what they had done to the engine, and the F2racing Team guy said it was mostly bolt on stuff from their shop, and they it would not take much to turn a stock one into what I just rode!! Man..I cant wait to get mine and trick it out in the same F2 style.. I will probably get the one with an electric start, I am old I want one, my buddy snapped this on my return..