It seems like the BRP always gets a bad rap from mags and other riders, why do you ride that heavy thing and comments like that. This made me wonder if I have a lame bike or am I missing out on something by not getting a lightweight 450 4 stroker. On friday myself and some friends took the day off and went to the desert, Octillo Wells. Then I began to remember why I liked my BRP, we covered 55 miles of all types of terrain, washes, whoop roads, tight turns in mud hills and sandy washes, sand hills, and playing around in the mud hills. While I never won any drag races I always went by the CRF450 and KTM520 once up to speed and was usually way ahead by the time we would stop. Anyhow, I always felt comfortable no matter what terrain we were on plus this dam thing flys down the dirt roads and washes and is stable as an ocean liner at sea. Thought you guys may want to know this, because I was thinking of selling the BRP (and my 01 CR250) to get a 04 CRF450, well not anymore. I wish I could afford a CRF for the track, that would be the ultimate bike combo, 650 and 450.