I have been trying to decide whether I would have more fun riding a 99YZ400 or a 99XR400. I know they are for two different applications but the yz has had the front suspension revalved to take out the midstroke harshness and has been geared down on the rear sprocket so that it now feels like it could be ridden slower and feels plusher. The YZ seems to run awfully hot though and I even noticed that the radiator cover on one side was melted and dripping on the header pipe- (easily fixed with a pair of nippers). I guess everyone knows the XR 400 would make a good playbike/trailbike but the YZ makes more power and has better suspension and geared down might be more fun to ride. The Honda seat looks more substantial and easier for longer rides and has no problems with heating up on trail. I plan to use a bike mainly for trailriding , playriding and maybe some hare scrambles or light enduro riding. Let me know what you think. The YZ might even get me interested in Moto. I am a 40 year old intermediate rider. I got a gold medal in an ISDE qualifier 10 years ago when I last did any serious riding. I want to have some fun and get back into the sport. Both bikes are in similarly excellent shape with the Yamaha priced at $4700 and the Honda at $4000.