Damn it!! I’ve just bought a stock bike, totally standard, exhaust and all. A lovely blue WR250F that I had intended to leave just as Yamaha had intended. The lure of the custom potential was strong and I avoided such chat with colleagues and planned off-road adventures instead – but then I saw this 450 version by Californian shop Iron Cobras, built for Answer Racing. Trip planning has given way to sketching and eBay searches before I’ve even collected the thing! Thanks a bunch guys for penetrating my head and giving me ideas.