In general I think all quads are kinda ugly so to me looks are relative. If your a yamaha guy/girl, your more likely to think the yfz looks better than the others and so on.... I happen to like the looks of the new ds, with or without the lights. As others before me have said, we'll all just have to wait till they hit the dirt to really see what they're all about. Did I mention that I hate waiting..lol...It's just that I have about 7500 bucks burning a hole in my pocket!!!!