Bryce, for the riding you do, the YZ is not the bike for you. You are better off on the WR450.I was just looking at a 2010 YZ450F when I dropped my bike off and I'm just not sure I like them. They are really different. Kinda strange having the exuast come out different, and the farings just bugged me. It felt good to sit on and such but I don't know. I'm curious the fuel economy they get.