Well I purchased a brand new off the showroom floor 06 yz250. Today I had the chance to to go sledding in the morning and then go ride my new yz in the afternoon, what an awsome day! Power- WOW! I am coming off of a gas gas ec300 and this bikes tears it apart. I was just breaking it in but I still did a few hill climbs and it was everything I expected then some. It is hard to keep the front wheel off the ground. Handling- The bike turns very well, and feels very light. It can sometimes feel to light when you are riding over roots and rocks and you are on the gas the front end can get scary. I will for sure be adding a stabalizer. Overall I am very happy with the purchase and am adding the wr gears as soon as possible.