can a 426f beat a 250 2smoke?


20 replies to this topic
  • 707

Posted September 22, 2004 - 08:18 PM

#1

i was thinking about buying a yz426f.My buddy just bought a Yz250 today. We both have the same rider talent,me maybe a little faster. I would be stepping up from a CR125.I Cant afford a 450,but I want a new 4stroke motocrosser. Is the Yz426F a good choice? Is it faster than a 250 2 smoke? Or do you need some mods on it?

  • Jeffro426

Posted September 22, 2004 - 08:29 PM

#2

Your talking about two different extremes here...Theres a million factors on which bike is going to be faster...ride both, then buy whatever one you like better. 2 strokes take a whole different riding style than a 4 stroke does. Only way to answer your question is to get out and try them out yourself.

  • Hamish

Posted September 22, 2004 - 11:48 PM

#3

in a drag race or on fast trails the 426 will eat the 2 banger. Tight trails or a slow MX track it's the other way round (rider ability providing). I have both (see sig) and give the 426 the big thumbs up.

  • Aaron

Posted September 23, 2004 - 07:19 AM

#4

I have blown away plenty of 426 and 450 on my 250. It's rider skill remember???

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in a drag race or on fast trails the 426 will eat the 2 banger. Tight trails or a slow MX track it's the other way round (rider ability providing). I have both (see sig) and give the 426 the big thumbs up.



  • durtslinger

Posted September 23, 2004 - 09:01 AM

#5

yep- and I have yet to get blown away by a 250 2smoker- or even beat.

  • Yak

Posted September 23, 2004 - 09:41 AM

#6

The biggest factor is the engine braking. You have ot stay on the gas longer on the 426 or else you'll get passed in the corners. It shuts down fast. Also, as a result, the front becomes heavily weighted and can really wreak havoc in braking bumps. You have to learn to ride it differently. Less coasting.

  • Jeffro426

Posted September 23, 2004 - 09:57 AM

#7

yep- and I have yet to get blown away by a 250 2smoker- or even beat.


Right.... :cry:

  • Aaron

Posted September 23, 2004 - 10:18 AM

#8

I guess you dont race :cry:

yep- and I have yet to get blown away by a 250 2smoker- or even beat.



  • thelimey1

Posted September 23, 2004 - 11:38 AM

#9

check this post http://www.thumperta...5/o/all/fpart/1
now, im talking drag racing, not circuit racing. but i was there, and i did in reality kick their asses.

  • durtslinger

Posted September 23, 2004 - 11:49 AM

#10

I guess you dont race :cry:

yep- and I have yet to get blown away by a 250 2smoker- or even beat.




FTR (Florida Trail Riders)Harescrambles B-Open (Open Class)#118

Not many 250cc bikes in the Open Class-

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  • Aaron

Posted September 23, 2004 - 11:59 AM

#11

Pretty much even distribution in our series....

http://www.swcp.com/...n/040919eo.html

I dont want to razz anyone, but if he wants to beat his bud he should sneak out and practice a couple times a week instead of worrying about what bike he rides....
:cry:

  • YZ250F_Rider

Posted September 23, 2004 - 12:03 PM

#12

FTR (Florida Trail Riders)Harescrambles B-Open (Open Class)#118

Not many 250cc bikes in the Open Class-


yeh they are all sandbagging the 250cc class picking on the the 250 - 4 strokes. :cry:

  • durtslinger

Posted September 23, 2004 - 12:15 PM

#13

I did get smoke by a AA rider on a 125cc once though! :cry:

  • x2stroker

Posted September 23, 2004 - 12:56 PM

#14

Aaron's right on :cry:!!! If your buddy is a better rider he'll beat you on either bike. The key is practice, practice, practice.... :cry:

:cry:

  • Ranger_426F

Posted September 23, 2004 - 01:19 PM

#15

can a 426f beat a 250 2smoke?



You Bet it Can......But it can beat you too

  • Chipstien

Posted September 23, 2004 - 07:45 PM

#16

I have a 92 KX250 and the 426. If we are talking a strip of road where traction is not an issue then the 2 stroke will beat the 4 handily. Sorry , no contest. However since these are DIRT bikes then it is fairly equal. 2 strokes have more wheel spin. :cry:

  • yz426onNOS

Posted September 23, 2004 - 08:33 PM

#17

My 426 beat a 490 on a dirt road drag race. It was neck and neck until 4th gear. Then I pulled away, then I ran out of motor in 5th and he passed me like a bat out of hell.

  • Chipstien

Posted September 24, 2004 - 12:58 AM

#18

YZ 490....I thought those had all been converted to boat anchors by now. :cry: :cry:

  • durtslinger

Posted September 24, 2004 - 04:05 AM

#19

I owned an 86 YZ490- that thing was a death trap! If you could get all the parts to remain attached it was SUPER FAST- I am not going to try to tell anybody my 426 is faster than a TUNED 490- No Way.

  • Satch0922

Posted September 24, 2004 - 05:21 AM

#20

I dont want to razz anyone, but if he wants to beat his bud he should sneak out and practice a couple times a week instead of worrying about what bike he rides....
:cry:


WE HAVE A WINNER!! Thanks Aaron for giving us the correct answer! :cry:
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