Do they even race together? I never been on a 250F but was on a 250 2-stroke and that thing scared the HELL out of me. 250F are raced against 250 2's, right? Why wouldn't the 250 kick the crap out of 250F's like everytime because I remember on my ride that the low end was ridiculous torque. The only 4-stroke experience I had was in 1981 (damn, I'm old) on an XT250 Yamaha - yeah...I know it's not a MX bike. Just seemed to operate like an automatic car. I also had access to an RM of the same year and it was SO MUCH FUN. Is it that kind of a dull ride - the thumpers? Yet, seems like everyone races them. I heard AMA is congested, but, I'd really like to see separation - the 2 strokes in a circuit, 4 strokes in another ----take the winners and let em all compete - sort of like National League vs. American League in Baseball or the NCAA Tournament, I guess would be even better in college basketball. When was the last time a 125 won anything? And, I don't understand the concept of learning to ride a 2-stroke for preparation of a 4-stroke - is it sort of like, in baseball again - picking up three bats and swinging them in the on-deck circle so that when you're at the actual bat, it feels lighter? The thing I like about my bike is sort of like dating the bad girl - she pushes your buttons and it's exciting vs the good, predictable girl (4-stroke). But, the good predictable girl is the keeper so maybe the 4-strokes are the way to go these days.