Bike pick advice....??

7 replies to this topic
  • thumper4life

Posted December 13, 2001 - 12:38 PM


I'm about 5'11" and around 250-260 lbs and am wondering on which bike to get. The YZ426 or the YZ250F. I've heard stories of people being able to go faster on a 250F. I'm almost a novice, a few more weeeks of practice and I should be a starting out novice. With the 250F I'm afraid of the my weight/bike power ratio. Lookin' for some oppinions here....thanx.

  • fastkevin

Posted December 13, 2001 - 01:22 PM


I agree with you. I'd go no smaller than the 426. You need displacement, and the torque that goes along with it. Good luck with whatever you decide.

[ December 13, 2001: Message edited by: fastkevin ]

  • Glen_T

Posted December 13, 2001 - 01:45 PM


I agree with you fast kevin.

  • motoman393

Posted December 13, 2001 - 02:25 PM


I agree @ 250lbs you need a 426! I am only 168lbs and 6' 1" and I can still hang on to the 426!

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  • ThomasYZ426F

Posted December 14, 2001 - 03:33 AM



I'm 6' tall at 215 pounds. The 426 fits me like a glove.

Go with the 426.

  • yzernie

Posted December 14, 2001 - 03:53 AM


Yes, what they said!!


  • BEEF_706

Posted December 14, 2001 - 04:39 AM


I'm 5' 11'' and 230 and have ridden a 250F and i own a '98 400. the 250 is a lot of fun , but for racing you need the extra push.

  • thumper4life

Posted December 14, 2001 - 05:57 AM


thanx you all

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