I've been giving the new 450 some serious consideration and have been following some of the early (favourable) riding impressions I've read with interest. Imagine my surprise to open the latest thick n' glossy issue of my local bike rag here in Canada (Inside Motorcycles)and see it seriously dumped on by the panel in their big "enduro bike shootout". Big vibration, poor running (wouldn't start at first even with button) and a hard hitting motor put it well down the rankings. Of course, the KTM's could do no wrong! I'm aware of the jetting issues as far as clean running goes, but big vibes? hard hitting motor? News to me. Knowing the source, part of me suspects that if the shoes were on the other feet, the KTM 450 would be described as a real "ripper" and the Yamaha would be called a bit "soft"! I can deal with power..but vibes? Can anyone comment here?