I have a CR 2005 and a 2007 and my friend has the CR 2001. The 2005-2007 is the best ever. Don’t get me wrong the 2001 is a good bike but the 2005- 2007 does everything better. I will never sale the 2007. We single track and race. I have had a CRF250r 2007 and 2008 good bike but not enough and the 450r gets hot and 450x is heavy. I live in Arizona and heat is something you have to think about. The CR250r 2005-2007 is a great all around bike, light and fast fun to ride. I think the 2005-2007 the best Honda cr ever made...The 2007 will always hold a little more value. I have had a lot of bikes and Honda got it right with the 2005 and 2007.