Posted March 19, 2007 - 06:21 PM
ive got a 2000 YZ 250 aswell, awesome bike, tons of power. and i just recently got a second bike, a 02 YZ426F, i know that bikes a bit heavier than the new 450s. but heres my opinion(i ride mainly woods, ocasionlly jump on the track just for fun): when i first started riding my 426, the first thing i noticed was the torque, and the ability to acutally put the power to the ground unlike the 2 stroke, which just revs, and spins the tire. so when riding trails, u never really have to wory about which gear u were in, all u have to do is just twist the throttle a little more, and next thing u know, ur at the top. on my 250, i was able to ride the tight stuff alot faster because the bike is more "flickable" and nimble. but as i ride the 426 more and more, i am beginging to get used to the extra weight and also able to ride as fast, and maybe faster than on om 250. Since i got my 426, ive been neglecting my 250, but i find that i dont have nearly as much fun on it as i did with my 250. it gets boring sometimes knowing that u can do any hill climb or trail with ease. but a plus about the 4-stroke is u can ride alot further away from camp than u can on the 2 stroke becuase it consumes alot less gas.