I just had to post this since I didnt get any buddies to ride with me sunday. I finally got the mods done on th wr426 and put fresh tires, plug, oil, filter, you know, everything that needed to be done. See, i havent ridden this bike yet and ive had it for 3 weeks and getting it right for the "honeymoon-in-the-woods" so to speak and I am just freaked out by how well this bike does everything! The power is almost to much! Braking is great, suspension rocks, the only thing i didnt like was my hands going "numb" after an hour or so of riding. I put the old bars in the trash and put some thick aftermarket bars on as well as wacker hand guards. Hopefully that will take care of the numbness. Anyway, I rode with a guy my age (39) he had a new crf250 and he could hang with me on the trails, but when i had some room to go WFO i was gone baby! I was riding conservativly too bieng new to this machine. Im not the best rider, i would sat Im fair to medium. This machine will help make you a better rider because you can concentrate more on the trails and less on the shifting/braking due to the wide ratio trans and hi compression/engine braking. Coming off a tricked out xr650r and on to the WR426, the only thing I can say to myself is why did i wait to get this BMF of a bike.