“We chose two types of tracks to test on: A high-speed, rough track and a tighter, but equally rough, slower track. On both, we could immediately notice that the feeling of the 2016 Yamaha YZ450F was different. On the high speed track “Big Blue” was quicker to react and I could change lines easier with the 22mm offset clamps installed. Initial lean into corners was an improvement over stock, as the Yamaha would lay over in corners easier. Mid corner the Yamaha had increased traction feeling from the front wheel and I could pivot out of the corner sooner and with less effort than with the 25mm stock offset. Exiting corners, the Ride Engineering clamp didn’t quite have the comfort like the stock clamps did, as there was better bump absorption (or flex) with the 25mm setup. This wasn’t a bar mount issue, however. We chose to run the yellow rubber cones as they flexed the most, but we felt most of the rigidity through the clamp itself. On choppy, fast straightaways the Ride Engineering clamps did feel slightly stiffer and the front end would deflect on some square edges. After feeling this we dropped the fork flush with the top clamp and straight-line comfort and front-end traction immediately improved.