Your take on the 2005 YZF450!!!!!

14 replies to this topic
  • 01yz426

Posted February 07, 2005 - 12:34 AM


Just wanted to know what ya'll thought of the 2005 YZF450's and if you could go back and buy it again, would you??? On a scale of 1-10 could you please rate the '05 YZF450 for me???

  • rmracer27

Posted February 07, 2005 - 04:32 AM


I would rank my 05 yzf450 way up toward the 10. To me the bike is easier to ride than the 04. It still has the hit but just its just in different areas. Was riding all day sunday on trails on loved it. So I would give it a 9. You will not regret it if you by an 05 yzf450 but thats my opinion.

  • Butta

Posted February 07, 2005 - 05:39 AM


Ditto!! Plenty of gut wrenching torque and power. Pulls hard from off idle up to the rev limit. And the suspension......ah, the suspension!!! Awesome.

  • 226DAD

Posted February 07, 2005 - 02:13 PM


It's good bike, but they are all good bikes. I have not ridden earlier year YZF's, so my comparison is to 04 450SX. The YZ has better suspension, slightly better handling, the motor does not match the KTM's bottom end or top end rev, but does have a good mid. Hole shots are easier on the SX. My son likes his YZ but wishes we could cram the SX motor in it. For '06 we may go back to KTM.

  • DPW

Posted February 07, 2005 - 05:07 PM


I'm assuming by your user name you have an '01 YZ426F :cry: so I would say go for it, if you are trying to talk yourself into buying one.

That being said would I buy my '05 again? Probably not...but my reason is that I had an '03 YZ450F before and ride only MX tracks. I do like my '05 a lot and it's great bike, but they change of bikes has cost me more than I planned.

  • YZ250F_Rider

Posted February 08, 2005 - 04:03 AM


If I had to choose between an 01 426 and an 05 450, I'd jump on the 450 and never look back.

wanna buy mine? :cry:
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  • 01yz426

Posted February 08, 2005 - 05:56 AM


It seems to my like the Red Riders like their bikes way more than we do...... I asked the same question on the CRF 450 forum and I got over 20 replys to why the CRF 450 is the best bike out there..... Come on Yamaha people, don't you have any fight left in ya???

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  • scottpb33

Posted February 08, 2005 - 07:52 AM


I currently have and 01 YZ426, and do not wanna part with it. I race MX and I'm still very competitive on it in the expert class. I have ridden the other years, 02, 03 ,04 , I have not had a chance to ride an 05. I was scepticle about the four speed, but you need to get adjusted to the ratios, slightly different than the five speed. But one question I have is why the four speed, why did'nt Honda go four speed? Suzuki, and Kawasaki are four speeds, but not Honda, why? Just makes no sense....

Without a doube the Yamaha motor is bullit proof, unlike the Honda's, I hear ad read storys all the time about the issues with the top end, poor design, basically to be different?

  • 01yz426

Posted February 08, 2005 - 08:30 PM


Still, even got more reply's about the Honda CRF450 today and only 2-from the YZ forum.....

  • YZ250F_Rider

Posted February 11, 2005 - 05:04 AM


jeez man just go ride red. No one really cares if you go.

  • Joe_Jet

Posted February 11, 2005 - 12:36 PM


I had a 03 CRF450 and have ridden the 04CRF450. I went and bought an 04YZ450 and love it! I'm really looking forward to the 06 YZ.

  • jay_ch28

Posted February 11, 2005 - 01:36 PM


I had a 03 YZ250f and an 03 YZ450f sold both. Now I have an 05 YZ450f. I have to say that if I KNEW Honda fixed their Valve troubles I might have purchased a Honda. However they don't have the financing that Yamaha has, so that was a big thing for me.

As far as how the bike is I really can't tell you, but I loved my 250f. I thought the 450 had too much snap for me. Which is why I liked the honda better, more linear power curve. Put the abrupt power on a 250f was great.

So I really didn't help you too much did I!?!


Posted February 11, 2005 - 06:20 PM


It seems to my like the Red Riders like their bikes way more than we do...... I asked the same question on the CRF 450 forum and I got over 20 replys to why the CRF 450 is the best bike out there..... Come on Yamaha people, don't you have any fight left in ya???

At the local tracks, the world is RED.................. but its still the guy twisting the throttle...............after being off for two years from racing, I still kicked alot of Red bikes AZZ during my last race and I plan on doing it again :)

  • motomike137

Posted February 11, 2005 - 06:32 PM


Yeah there are a lot of guys riding Hondas where I race also. I'm like the Lone Ranger on my YZ450. I kind of like it though! I won my last four races of the year against a bunch of those guys. A friend of mine took this picture of me after I holeshot this one moto and I'm rounding the first turn ahead of four guys on Honda's! I had it blown up and framed! LOL!

  • cortez450

Posted February 14, 2005 - 02:44 PM


I have an 04'yz450f and it the best thing since sliced bread!!! I owned my fair share of 2 smokers and now that I am a little older and fatter, haha you thought I was going to say wiser! haha Maybe I am, think about that. Anyway, I have owned this bike since last April and I have had it at 12,000 ft and down to about 5,000ft in elevation and this bike performed flawlessly! I take it to the track and it is standing room only to ride it. All my friends either own 2 smokers or crf250's and they all say that this is way too much bike for them. But who cares, I LOVE IT much more than my ex-wife! hahaha :) GO BLUE!!!

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