Rode my buddies new GG 300 race this weekend and fell in love. I was nervous as it was brand new and didnt want to ding it up, but he kept telling me to hit everything and get a good feel for it. Thanks Stu! The new frames are wider through the midsection like the beta evo. While it feels alittle strange at 1st, its definately more stable than my bike and has really good balance side to side. The whole rear of the bike seems lower as well with a lower CG feel to it. Riding, the bike responds to foot inputs and really steers quickly from the pegs. Holding your line on off-cambers seemed easy, and making balance saving corrections were more intuative. The rear suspension feels very similar to the beta, but with a new Ohlins Gold shock, it was super plush, yet still had alot of feel and worked well with the x-light tires. My bike feels very harsh in comparison. If I try and make mine feel plush, it becomes too slow and it makes it hard to hop. This things was still super easy to hop around. I think EVO riders will find it familiar. The power this bike makes is really confident inspiring. Will smoothly lug down low and linearly pull like a freight train when asked to do so. If youve ridden a 300 older than an 06, I think you would be surprised at how much easier this one is to ride - yet I think it actually has more initial power. This bike is "almost" as smooth as a beta 250 down low, Will not stall and has great clutch feel, but with alot more linear snap than anything else. I say linear snap as there is no mid range surge of the hit like the early GG 280's had - just electric and predictable. 300's with tall gearing have always gotten away from me in the past - but this one seemed alot more composed and friendly. This bike had 11-42 gearing and is taller than what im used to, but was super easy to ride everything I hit in 1st gear. It made me rethink my current gearing on my bike as im running out of acceleration in 1st, but my bike lugs in 2nd in some sections. Im sure all the new bikes are great, but I was surprised at how much better I like this bike over mine. Just better at everything. Bigger changes in the feel than the last frame change. Im going to try a few setup changes on mine, but can see owning a 300 now whereas in the past they were just too much for me w/o slowing them down with FWW and slow throttles. I did end up crashing it, but saved the bike. I over compensated for the power and backed off way too soon and fell backward off the edge. There was no way I was going to let that thing hit the ground though. Being around 7 lbs lighter than my bike, it was even easy to hold up as I jumped off.