Although Yamaha did revise suspension settings for the new year, the 450FX still requires some fine tuning to become more comfortable. In general, we feel this bike can be twitchy at speed… and because of the motor you tend to be “at speed” a lot! The forks seemed a little harsh in the initial part of the stroke, but quickly became more compliant the harder and faster you rode. One of our testers noticed that this bike really transferred a lot of harshness into their hands at lower speeds, making it harder to hold on as the day progressed. On the flip side, the rear shock was very solid and predictable. It did not wallow, and felt consistent throughout the stroke.