Just got the July issue of MXA and it has a test on the TC 449. They said the engine had a lot of torque and was competitive. They felt the bike rode a bit high in the rear but noted Zip Ty racing was testing linkages to remedy this. They also had a small review of Bobby Bond's TC and said his bike was much better in this regard. Bond's bike was fitted with a Marzocchi fork, and Ohlins shock as opposed to the stock Kayaba stuff however. They praised the clutch, dual maps, and the brakes. They said the bike was heavy but also noted all 450s save for the Honda were at least 240 lbs. They said the bike handled with aplomb thanks to a steep head angle and torque monster powerband. They said this bike is better than the TC 450 that preceded it. An overall good review.