I have ridden wr/yzf250s xr400,drz400, and crf 450. I have yet to ride a wr 400 or 426. My question is this does the wr 400/426 have that hang on for dear life power of the crf or is it more managable. My goal is to be able to ride the better part of the day on trails and fire roads with out being totally wiped out. Getting in better shape will help but that is a work in progress. I have narrowed my search to the drz400 wr250 and the wr400/426 but need some big bore opinions since I haven't been able to ride one yet.