Today I went by my local dealer to get a new tire and a chain slider for my bike and I saw an 04 WR450 for the first time. The bike looks pretty much like the 03's except for a new kickstand (Aluminum) and the gold forks. The one thing that stuck out from my 03 was the cover for the starter gear.... It looks like Yamaha has re-designed the starting hardware... Also the Hot-start perch/clutch perch is now silver instead of black.. I thought I would find TI pegs on the new bikes but not so... The ones I saw were black (I'm pretty sure that they were steel). The new graphics were cool too.