I read that Honda did not bring back the CR500 for 2002. It seems the CR450F has taken it's place in the market. I don't remember which magazine it was but it was either the latest Racerx, MXA, or Dirtrider. There has been rumor going around for quite some time that Honda would do this but this is the first time I've read about it from a "reliable" source. It's sad, I spent 5 years on the big bore CR and she'll be missed.