This post is for all the guys who have a 426 and wonder about how it stacks up to a crf. I gotta admit to being a Honda guy at heart. I recently picked up an '02 crf. Rebuilt it, tuned it, set it up. Took both bikes out to the track today. I was very happy with the crf. We all know it's quite a bit lighter, easier to ride, a very fun, cool bike. At first I was so happy with it I wasn't even gonna unload the 426. But what the hell, I had to do a back to back comparo. To my suprise, ole blue still rocks. I was afraid that it would feel cluncky next to the 450 and that I wouldn't want to ride it anymore. No way. That thing still rips despite it's weight. It gives nothing up to the 450 in the motor department, and still clears anything I'll attempt. So, suffice it to say, a well set up, carefully lightened up 426 is still a great bike. I'm gonna keep em both.