Got to ride the CRF yesterday. It was not setup and barely broken in. Power? Was very smooth, no punch like my 426, I seemed to rev it out more. Did not feel as quick/fast as my slightly modified 426 (e-series pro meg & bk mod & uni filter) but by no means slow. Handling? Like a CR, I felt no MXA push! Suspension? It was plush but waaay soft for me. I didn't spin any clickers but I wonder if it gets harsh when you stiffen it up. Starting? 1 kick, no drill. I did stall it on the track and had a hard time lighting it but mostly due to an akward position and my not 100% right leg. Weight? Noticebly lighter, easier to move around. Weight and starting are enough to sway me but I'll wait and see what Yamaha does for '03.