Iv'e been riding a 00 426 for about 10 months now and like the bike and characteristics, until I drop it or get into tight situations. I ride mostly mx with a little off road. I am 5'10" 155lbs. Almost 100 lbs lighter than the bike. I like the way the power comes on but at times, the 426 carries enough momentum as if to feel like it's got a mind of it's own. I am looking hard at the new CR 250 because of the 215lb weight. Comments appreciated.