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    Best bike I've owned so far. The map switch makes it into multiple bikes with the push of a button. I bought it because I was tired of always chasing power with my 250F. Now I have more power than I will ever need and can focus on detuning it with the push of a button for tight single track.
    Suspension: best stock suspension I've ridden, this is the first bike that I'm not going to revalve. Works on single track rocks and roots while also getting me around a vet MX track.
    Handling: feels lighter than my old 250F and has much better front wheel feel/feedback. You actually get some warning before the front washes out. I'm currently running a 2 link longer chain, I like the way the bike handles with the longer wheelbase. Still turns well and is super stable on whooped out desert runs.
    Brakes: the front brake needed bleeding when new, but after getting all the air out it's plenty strong with good modulation/feedback. The rear brake works without being too grabby. 
    Controls: the clutch pull is light and stays consistent, I do think the engagement point is abrupt, but I got used to it. The throttle cam is on the aggressive side at low throttle openings and will bite you if you get careless. 
    Rider triangle: I'm short, 5'7", so the low seat and stock handlebar position works great for me. Contrary to other reviews, I don't feel like the bike is any wider than other liquid cooled bikes I've ridden. 
    Plastic: the oem blue plastic has gotten much better than my old WR. After a year of riding there are no white streaks anywhere on the bike. The inlayed graphics are sweet, still look brand new!
    Overall fit and finish: bike is wearing very well. I'm still running stock Controls and haven't had anything break. My fork seals did start seeping at 18 hours, but after cleaning the seals and started lubricating the lower tubes after every wash they have sealed back up. 
    After 13 months all I've had to buy is oil, tires, front sprocket, and chain.
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    Squishy suspension, low fat seat, electric start, it's a perfect wife bike! Seams pretty bullet proof, but I did have to replace the clutch cover due to a puncture, also repaired a crack in the stator cover. The engine is wide and there is no protection, needs a good skid plate. 
    Update: previous owner threw a chain at some point and put a hole in the case. Their repair started leaking so had to rerepair it as well. So far 3 holes in this thing, first bike I've owned to ever have a punctured engine...
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    Not the best handling bike, but it's been super reliable. I've owned it since 2008 and never had any major issues. I replace topends every 100ish hours, mostly because the wrist pin. Everything else is always within specs, but the chrome on the wrist pin is always galled. Stock DID rims were destroyed in the first year. Laced up some Warp9's and been good ever since.
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