250f vers 450f


4 replies to this topic
  • ellis269

Posted January 06, 2006 - 11:12 AM

#1

I have always riden 2-strokes but now I have decided to buy a 06 4-stroke. It will be a Yamaha but not sure which. I am leaning toward the 450. Do any o4-stroke ownes wish or think they would be faster on the 250.

  • mxmob33

Posted January 06, 2006 - 01:09 PM

#2

Unless you want to race 125 class, get the 450. The 06 in particular handles great and feels very light in the air. I have an 05 YZ250 (2-stroke) and an 06 YZ450F, and the 450-thumper is the easier one to ride.

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  • YamahaYZ25098

Posted January 06, 2006 - 02:11 PM

#3

I've recently gone from YZ250 98 to YZ450F 06. The air behaviour of the thumper is very similar to my ex two-stroke, with the advantage of a wider powerband and a more controlled easy power strike when accelerating. Less clutch use also. A little feeling of heavier top-end compared to two strokes, but got used to it very quickly.
My opinion is to go to a similar bike as your previous, that would be the 2006 YZ450F without any doubt. You won't regret it.

  • YamahaYZ25098

Posted January 06, 2006 - 02:15 PM

#4

Additional comment: Read Transworld MX and Dirt Bike reviews, they claim that the YZ450F is the MX thumper that has the most similar behaviour to a 250F of any brand. Just gotta get used to the gas and power, but handling is great.
Have fun with your new bike :applause:

  • tdc_worm

Posted January 06, 2006 - 04:27 PM

#5

i have both an 06 yz250f and yz450f. the 450 actually feels more nimble. power wise, there is not question. if i had to buy just one, it would be the 450...





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