I was just curious and looked at threads from the CRF 450 forum and read that they can't buy a new 05' CRF 450 for under $7,000.00 in So Cal! What is the price of a new YZ 450F in So Cal? If the market is that hot down there I will have a friend sell my bike when I am ready to replace it. Is the high price just for the CRF and not the YZF or are the high prices universal? I am glad the magazines rate the CRF so highly because that drives down the price of the bikes I really like (the YZF of course) by increasing demand towards the Red guys. I Paid $5,700.00 for my 04' YZ 450 in July of 04' (out the door) and that includes Idaho's 6% sales tax and all of the other dealer garbage! If you coudn't tell I have a degree in Economics but I am still crazy enough to ride the Blue Beast.