Hey guys this post is popping my TT forum cherry!! anyhow ive been looking into getting a bike and have been looking at a yz426 through a friend, hes asking 2500. my skill level in riding is low as i have never had a bike but i have been riding quite frequently lately on my friends 2006wr250. the only reason why i would like the bigger bike is because in riding the 250 i feel as i will outgrow a 250 quick as i am a big guy. im 6'4' 250lbs. i live an active lifestyle and in the few rides on the 250 ive been getting better at taming it. im looking to spend 2500 as times are tight for everyone, but i may raise that up to 3000 for a better bike! thanks for the info and this forum is great!