Just thought id post my thoughts about my 2011 crf250. Race MX2 intermediate. Bought new in Mid may. Has 20 hours on it. Valves are exactly what they were when I checked them when new and @ 5 hours. Bike has a FMF full exhaust, re mapped and no backfire screen. Revalved suspension. One of the best and easiest 250f's to ride. Suspension is excellent, steering dampner is very sweet. Shifting is good. I wish the spoke nipples were a bit bigger ala suzuki. Ive ridden the kawi, honda and the zuk. Honda being my fav so far. I get to ride a 2012 KTM 250 and 350 this week so im stoked about that. Honda or KTM for 2012! Im very impressed with the hondas quality!