I finally rode my 2008 Beta 400RR today. I didn't take it for much of a ride but I can at least give my first impressions. Mods: JD Jetting kit, BETA radiator guards, guts racing seat foam and cover, BETA clutch slave protector, seal savers, tail light removed, hand guards This is my first ride in approximately 10 months due to having two artificial discs put in my back about 8.5 months ago. Having said that, I was a little nervous about getting on the bike again, and I took it pretty easy. Prior to back surgery I was bumped up to the "A" class in harescrambles due to class finishes and points in the "B" class. I'm coming off of a 2007 KTM 250 xcw two stroke, which I really liked. I only rode for about 15 minutes, and I wasn't very aggressive. Power: plenty for me at this point....very linear...easily lifted the front wheel.....I never really tested the over rev.....definately not as aggressive as the two stroke, but it felt like I could easily race this bike....more power than I expected...less engine braking than the KTM 250xcf. Suspension: very limited testing, but the front end was definitely more plush than any KTM I've ever rode...no deflection thus far....needs more testing to give an accurate judgment, but so far I think it is going to be very good. Handling: Not enough info, but it felt very light for a four stroke.....seemed to turn very easily, dare I say better than my old two stroke? possibly. Clutch: easy pull, consistent, easy to get into nuetral Brakes: so far so good. Complaints: None yet!