I have heard the rumors, but I don't recall reading anything that verifies it in the magazines or on here? I did a brief search on this but came up short. I am looking at buying a 05 but may wait until next year if they have aluminum frames. I just really like the looks and the fact that the paint won't scratch off and then start to rust. Allthough my CRF was a freakin rattle trap that I assumed was beacause of the frame Anyways, can anyone confirm this before I make my purchase? I am not really concerned with the couple of pounds that it will lose.