Hey gang, The September "Dirt Bike" magazine preview of the 03 WR250F/450F has the battery under the seat and it has the airbox easy access opening side panel (no tools required) - this would make it hard to get rid of the air lid if you know what I mean (the YZs still have their air openings under the seat) - I suspect the snorkel is still under the seat next to the battery for the 03 WRs although the side panel opens up - will the side panel leak in water? For deep water crossings, the air box would drown at lower depths if the side panel leaks (the 01-02 air opening is under the seat (higher up) and is covered) - Hawaii riders take note with all those deep water crossings you guys do Other noticeables: - Stock muffler is still corked - Throttle stop still there? - Grey/blue wire still there? - 250F starter is in front of cylinder behind the oil down tube while 450F is in back of cylinder next to the carb. - Hot start lever is on the handle bar's clutch side. - The rear break remote reservoir is now built into the master cylinder (smaller/lighter overall system). - The tank and seat ergos is supposed to be much better than earlier models. BTW - The "mass" production date isn't until December, so you won't get the 03 WRs until late December or January.