The one question I get asked most about the YZ450F is “does it corner good”? The answer is “yes it does”. Does it corner like a Honda or Suzuki? No, it doesn’t. However, I think this is a good thing. To get a machine to corner as well as the Honda and Suzuki you will have to sacrifice some stability. The 2016 Hondas and Suzukis are not known for their straight-line stability. The Yamaha still has a little mid-corner heavy/push feeling, but you can help yourself and improve this by raising the fork up 4-5mm in the clamp. Doing this will help with cutting down off of a berm and will make the Yamaha lay into corners a little easier, without sacrificing too much stability. Yamaha likes to run their chain adjusters very far back in stock form so you will not have much room to work with once the chain stretches out, which will be around the 8-9 hour mark. It is important to make sure when you install a new chain on the YZ450F that you run the chain adjuster similar to where the stock position is. Running it up further forward will only hurt your straight-line stability and make the rear of the bike kick entering corners. Frame absorption on square-edge chop is pleasant and doesn’t feel harsh to the legs or hands. The frame change that Yamaha made to the YZ450F in 2016 really helped side-to-side movement under acceleration.