Pretty awesome. Mine is loud as well, i dont think thats a factor though. I cant imagine the power on that thing. I had an 80s XR500 when i was a kid, the only 2smoke i had was a 96-97 Yamaha WR250. I just bought the 400 a few months ago, been on ATVs for a while, but missed two wheels.
Yea I grew up riding as well. I never really got into quads. Always riding 2 wheels a quad just didn't feel right. I've always ridin 2strokes. My dad actually bought this bike back when I was 12 from a guy that was racing it. We used it on trails in the woods. He stopped riding and threw all the bikes in a shed. They all sat for over 10yrs. I pulled this one out the shed, cleaned the carb and changed the oil, it fired right up!!!