yz250 or 450f


13 replies to this topic
  • yamaharider30

Posted August 21, 2006 - 02:19 PM

#1

i am riding a 250f rite now and i want to upgrade i love the two stroke and the power but just wondering if i should get a 450 i am thinking i wouldn't be able to start it..heard there is alot of compession.. so just wondering ur 2 cents... thank you :thumbsup:

  • JSanfilippo

Posted August 21, 2006 - 10:59 PM

#2

i am riding a 250f rite now and i want to upgrade i love the two stroke and the power but just wondering if i should get a 450 i am thinking i wouldn't be able to start it..heard there is alot of compession.. so just wondering ur 2 cents... thank you :thumbsup:


It won't be any harder to start than the bike you already have

  • Thumper_Bloke

Posted August 22, 2006 - 12:27 AM

#3

Since this is the WR450 forum, i would recommend the WR450 with electric start. :thumbsup:

  • 450high

Posted August 22, 2006 - 02:49 AM

#4

4fidy rules

  • rtrolli69

Posted August 23, 2006 - 07:57 PM

#5

they are as easy to start as your bike.wr is real easy with the button or without,i love it.The truth is a 450 yzf or wr will out run a 250cc 2stroke and a yz250f.the newer bikes with auto decomp are easy to start.the Wr is easier to start after you drop it hot with the button than kicking it.Great advantage.russ

  • RC81

Posted August 23, 2006 - 10:56 PM

#6

they are as easy to start as your bike.wr is real easy with the button or without,i love it.The truth is a 450 yzf or wr will out run a 250cc 2stroke and a yz250f.the newer bikes with auto decomp are easy to start.the Wr is easier to start after you drop it hot with the button than kicking it.Great advantage.russ


I own both. Depends on where and what kind of riding you do. If you like the snappy two stroke feel you cant go wrong with the newer YZ. For trails I much prefer the WR. Not so sure on the statement the WR is quicker than the YZ. Faster probably but quicker no. That YZ flat hauls to a point.

  • JSanfilippo

Posted August 24, 2006 - 12:22 AM

#7

I own both. Depends on where and what kind of riding you do. If you like the snappy two stroke feel you cant go wrong with the newer YZ. For trails I much prefer the WR. Not so sure on the statement the WR is quicker than the YZ. Faster probably but quicker no. That YZ flat hauls to a point.


I haven't speant enough time on a WR 450f (nobody I know has one) but with my brief experience with one it felt like it could go toe to toe with a 250 smoker. One advantage the WR has its ability to hook up the rear tire on any kind of surface (with copious amounts of throttle control) where a 250 smoker would just break loose and spin violently. The weight of the WR would be the only thing holding it back.

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  • RC81

Posted August 24, 2006 - 10:37 PM

#8

You are correct on both points. Unless you want the Green Sticker I would go YZ450. Quick and light and rideable on track and trail.

  • JSanfilippo

Posted August 24, 2006 - 11:43 PM

#9

You are correct on both points. Unless you want the Green Sticker I would go YZ450. Quick and light and rideable on track and trail.


Its funny you should say that. My original plan was to sell my TT-R 250 next summer and put the proceeds plus some money I have put aside for a new bike towards an 07 WR 450f but now I'm seriously thinking of keeping the pig for the summertime and financing a YZ 450f for the red sticker season. At this time I think plan A ( The WR) is the more financially responsible one.

  • johnnyjeep

Posted August 25, 2006 - 04:04 AM

#10

You are correct on both points. Unless you want the Green Sticker I would go YZ450. Quick and light and rideable on track and trail.


I dont think Yamarider30 from New Brunswick needs to worry about those silly Kalifornia stickers. I could be wrong.

John in Vegas

  • texas_hippie

Posted August 25, 2006 - 05:34 AM

#11

I dont think Yamarider30 from New Brunswick needs to worry about those silly Kalifornia stickers. I could be wrong.

John in Vegas

True, true.....I don't think the Governator of Kaw-lee-fawn-yah is gonna come looking for him.

  • RC81

Posted August 27, 2006 - 12:16 AM

#12

I dont think Yamarider30 from New Brunswick needs to worry about those silly Kalifornia stickers. I could be wrong.

John in Vegas


Your right, I didn't see where he was from. In that case I definitely would go YZ instead of WR. I would have but I needed the sticker.

  • Yroc

Posted August 28, 2006 - 03:50 PM

#13

I'm a lost smoker here in your forum, so I'm going to put in one GIANT vote for a YZ250 2-stroke!! Love it, love it, love it. I'd own both if I had the funds, but for fun-factor at 300%, and can do every type of riding, I love my YZ250!!

  • johnnyjeep

Posted August 28, 2006 - 04:58 PM

#14

I'm a lost smoker here in your forum, so I'm going to put in one GIANT vote for a YZ250 2-stroke!! Love it, love it, love it. I'd own both if I had the funds, but for fun-factor at 300%, and can do every type of riding, I love my YZ250!!


I bought my WR to ride with my kids and to replace my RM250, with the understanding that I would sell the RM. Its been almost 4 months and I still have both, love both.

John in Vegas




 
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