Oddly enough, I adapted to the low feel of the handlebar fairly quickly, and it wasn’t but a few laps before I had become perfectly comfortable with the controllable brakes, the smooth-as-silk clutch, and the altogether tight and tidy feel of the entire package. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end, and while I would have gladly ridden this bike until the sun went down, the team kindly asked that I complete my evaluation and park the bike before I put too much time on the factory-tuned engine. Overall, Febvre’s bike left me with an inspired feeling in that it showed me what a 100% friendly machine looks like. Yes, the YZ450FM has incredible power, but shining brighter than the raw speed was the fact that it does nothing out of control. This package, as proven, can be ridden hard for the entire duration of an MXGP moto, giving the rider zen-like control for every second of every lap. This, of course, culminates in the now-real possibility of a 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship win. Congratulations to the Yamaha Factory Team—and Romain Febvre—on not only building such an amazing machine, but also in riding the YZ450FM to what I am sure is its full potential.