Should I buy the '06 YZ450F?


4 replies to this topic
  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 28, 2006 - 06:59 PM

#1

I've owned an '02 CRF450F (fun as hell, and wore out way to quickly for me), A XR650R (fun as hell over 50 mph, and heavy as heck), and more recently, the '05 CRF450X (top heavy, poor turning, but very reliable and estart).
I want to put a California plate on the "X" and make it street legal, and have been thinking about getting the '06 YZ450 for pure dirt.

My question is this: is it as great, and light feeling as the mags say?
Is the 5 speed usable for tight trails and some wide open (the CRFR had a very tall first gear).
What is the "fun" factor?
I will ride primaraly high CA desert, and very tight single track.
I don't want a WR, or another CR.

What do you think?

  • NYMXer

Posted March 01, 2006 - 05:13 AM

#2

I have the YZ450F and I am happy with it. I changed the chain and front tire but it is otherwise stock. It will do all the things you asked from the Honda. Today's bikes are all so good that I would make the price and dealer support sway me, nothing else.

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  • mtrdrms

Posted March 01, 2006 - 06:25 AM

#3

Do a search on this forum about the 06. You will find more than enough to sway you to blue!

  • jeffboyd47m

Posted March 01, 2006 - 05:14 PM

#4

I've owned an '02 CRF450F (fun as hell, and wore out way to quickly for me), A XR650R (fun as hell over 50 mph, and heavy as heck), and more recently, the '05 CRF450X (top heavy, poor turning, but very reliable and estart).
I want to put a California plate on the "X" and make it street legal, and have been thinking about getting the '06 YZ450 for pure dirt.

My question is this: is it as great, and light feeling as the mags say?
Is the 5 speed usable for tight trails and some wide open (the CRFR had a very tall first gear).
What is the "fun" factor?
I will ride primaraly high CA desert, and very tight single track.
I don't want a WR, or another CR.

What do you think?

If you ever decided to race, and you were racing in my class, I would prefer you bought another brand. I like having an edge over the competition.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted March 01, 2006 - 07:02 PM

#5

Thanks for all the feedback guys..........





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