Well the 4-stroke experement has not gone as smoothly as expected and the new CR's are looking sweet. Now the temptation might be to tough to overcome, as I got a connection on getting an 01 CR250 in the crate from Canada. They arrive on Friday and I need to act quick, before the opportunity passes me by. So it looks like a Thursday test session on both bikes will be in order. I have the feeling with my riding style cut and thrust, brake slide, dump the clutch technique favors the more nimble CR250. Rather than keep your corner speed up and make wide sweeping corners YZ426. If this is the case anyone want a 1 mo. Old 01 426 for $5700.00? It has a Devol Skid Plate, Works Connection frame guards and Applied Triple Clamp with rubber handlebar mounts. E-mail me if your interested, P28816@email.mot.com Gary I live in Mesa AZ.