upgrade help

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  • Springer

Posted August 29, 2006 - 05:44 AM


I am a rather new rider, less than two years. I think I am rather decent, I am a trialrider, no races, maybe a scramble in the future. I have a ttr 250 and have a chance to go to a yz 400f . any sound advice would be appreciated. I have ridden a 450, but no real time on anything other than the ttr. What can you tell me about the change from one to the other.

I allready know the hp is doubled and one is worlds stronger than the other. I am am looking for more sound detailed advice of what you think.


  • offthewall

Posted August 29, 2006 - 10:07 AM


Not only does it have twice as much power, but it hits about 20 times faster and harder. Those old 400's are untamed beasts of a bike. Moving up depends on you mostly. How old are you? How big are you? What's your skill level? so on...

  • Springer

Posted August 29, 2006 - 11:19 AM


28, 150, not real hard ridder, but don't think that I could not handle it, just want to be able to get use to it. tough call

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  • offthewall

Posted August 29, 2006 - 12:34 PM


Well you're not a little boy so you should able to handle it just fine given some time. :thumbsup:

  • YZ426F Rider

Posted August 29, 2006 - 12:40 PM


I have a TT-R250 (my 14 year old son's bike) and a YZ426. Definitely go with the YZ! My son has not been riding for very long and I have let him have some saddle time on my YZ...now he is pushing me to get a new 450 so he can ride my 426.

  • Jaycycle

Posted August 29, 2006 - 12:46 PM


Defiantly do it... you will have no problem handling it.

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