Yz450 handling vs. yz250 smoker

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  • barbwire44

Posted October 24, 2015 - 04:55 PM


I currently ride/ race enduro on a 2010 yz250 2 stroke set up for woods. I'm looking at a low hour woods set up 2014 yz450f I guess my big concern is how is the handling compare between the two? Does the 4 stroke push through the corners? Do you have ride up on the tank on off cambers roots etc.. For those that have rode or ride both what's the difference?

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  • Yamaha651

Posted October 24, 2015 - 08:04 PM


Interesting subject ! I currently ride a 2012 yz250 2t, or a 2015 300xc, I thought I was gona do more XC , but finding out that I'm Not! Lol,
both deferent yet the same, REALY been thinking I want a 450 ! As I tend to be hitting more Moto tracks !
Been doing more Mx than XC ,
I love the light feel of a 2t, yet people tell me I've never ridden better than when I had my 09 yz 450, & I kinda have agree I did win more then! Lol

  • snowdave

Posted October 26, 2015 - 05:19 PM


I've had both (albeit older models) and for me I prefer the linear power of the 450. The 250 was crazy fun, but I was always a few seconds slower on it because it felt out of control. It's down to preference and since I have grown up on 4-strokes, I just find them less work to ride...I just don't have the same grin as on the 2-stroke though.

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