I will be picking up a new bike Tuesday (trading in my 2011 YZ250F for one). Yamaha is giving $500 off the 2015. Is the 2016 worth the extra $500? I have always bought new leftovers (prior year models), but this has me thinking maybe I should change my strategy. I only ride off-road and I do not really need the launch control. I weigh 220 pounds and I understand the springs are lighter on the 2016. Given I don't need the launch control and I need heavier springs, maybe I should stick to my past buying strategy to save a few bucks and get the 2015. What do you think? A dealer here in town says that they have the 2016 on the floor, so unless they sell it before Tuesday I could get it. That is the choice.
By the way, this will be my first 450 and I have never even ridden a 450. In case someone suggests gettting the WR or the FX, I prefer the extra light weight of the YZ. I used to own a WR250F and I much prefer giving up the electric start and other things for the light weight.
Thanks for any thoughts.
Edited by HwyChile, July 26, 2015 - 11:19 AM.