2009 yz450 or newer model

8 replies to this topic
  • motomike1000

Posted May 11, 2013 - 03:55 PM


Just looking for opinions on which version of the yz you think handles better? Or which bike did what better? The latest design or the 2009? Thanks mike

  • PETE24

Posted May 11, 2013 - 04:11 PM


i had an 08 pretty much the same as 09 it was a godam moped i sold it and got a yz 250 2t, just got a 13 yz450 friggin awesome!

  • mpmoto

Posted May 11, 2013 - 05:21 PM


I preferred my 09 to my 2011, but this thats just me.

  • motomike1000

Posted May 12, 2013 - 03:45 AM


I preferred my 09 to my 2011, but this thats just me.

Can you explain why? Thanks

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  • mpmoto

Posted May 12, 2013 - 06:23 AM


Can you explain why? Thanks

just the overall design. hated the induction noise. just sitting on it felt too wide. the 09 is a lot narrower. air filter position something to get used to.

the bike had crazy power. I could of tuned it down but I didn't bother. I only rode it twice. i get over things pretty quickly haha.

my 09 was stock and I loved it

the 11 in its standard form, not so good.

only got it because I was working at Yamaha at the time.

  • mpmoto

Posted May 12, 2013 - 06:26 AM


2 positives though......

1. while working at the dealer i never seen one fault or warranty issue. super reliable. Yamaha got it right 1st go when the 2010 was released.

2. I could wheelie it until the road ran out =p

  • motomike1000

Posted May 12, 2013 - 01:59 PM


Thanks for the input mate

  • motomike1000

Posted May 14, 2013 - 02:26 PM


Anyone else

  • SAthump

Posted May 14, 2013 - 04:32 PM


Loved my 09' but it did have cornering issues

My 12' is amazing all the way around
I have a mrd can just as much top end as the 09'

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