maybe he just wants to get some info on different bikes before he spends his fortune on a new toy.
anyways, i just got off a 07 crf450. bought the kx450 this week, going to ride tomorrow. ill let you know what i think then, but from what ive gathered breaking it in this week, it sits kind of high compaired to my honda. so if your short, might want to sit on one at the dealer first and see if you can touch, im 5'6" and i can barely touch on both tippy toes. the front tire seems fine to me so far, ill see once i get on loam, as i only rode on hard pack so far. seems that people like to make stupid excusses when they cant corner.
the suspension is really stiff. not a problem to me, as i get all my bikes suspension redone, as most other people do also. throttle response is unreal. kawi tuning software is also a nice treat. its alot slimmer than my honda which is really nice. its 09 man, any bike is going to be really good these days.