I have determined that CVT machines are not conducive to my driving style. I just sold my 2012 Wildcat 1000 and now I am seriously looking at the YXZ. I have owned many Yamahas over the years and have always been impressed with thier build quality. Excited about the transmission and triple. I did not want to ditch one CVT machine for another and this may be the ticket. I have seen one on the trails and even though the owner only had for two weeks, he could not stop grinning... If only I could have pried the keys from him for a test drive.... look forward to hearing about real life rides from new owners!!!!!