Leftover 2011, thoughts

4 replies to this topic
  • rbernard35

Posted May 01, 2013 - 03:34 PM


I have found a leftover 2011 for 5700 otd, I have never thought of buying a 450 before.
About me
195 lbs
Slow c vet rider, strictly mx
Currently on an 09 yz250f, my only complaint is the handling, I have no trust in the front end
I would take about a thousand dollar loss on the 250f, I am fine w that as long as I like the 450f, but I can't afford to take another big Los if I don't like the 450.
Any thoughts pro or con?

  • SAthump

Posted May 01, 2013 - 08:20 PM


My 12' is the best handling bike I've ever ridden

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  • zeuszuki

Posted May 01, 2013 - 11:06 PM


I love my 2011.
Handling - easy and precise, just spend the time to set it up correctly.
Power - dial up a map that suits you , mild or wild the choice is yours.
Reliability - it's a Yamaha !

I doubt you'll be disappointed :-)

  • DGXR

Posted May 02, 2013 - 10:36 AM


Sounds like a good deal, and others have said you will probably like it, but... I've seen several brand-new 2013 YZ450Fs going for $6500 around here. No guarantee you will like the 2013s either, just some food for thought.

Edited by DGXR, May 02, 2013 - 10:37 AM.

  • Joe_Jet

Posted May 02, 2013 - 10:35 PM


You will love the suspension and the power. If the power is too gnarly you can easily tune it to your liking.

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