yz 250 vs yz450f


7 replies to this topic
  • michaelval

Posted July 13, 2008 - 06:39 PM

#1

im stuck with choosing between a 2003 yz 250 thts in really good condition and this bike.

http://westky.craigs.../720881621.html

any help?

  • stone racing

Posted July 13, 2008 - 06:43 PM

#2

is the 250 in good shape and does it have any aftermarket parts? personally i dont like any 450f that isnt a 06 or newer because of the frame but thats my opinion

  • husqy360

Posted July 13, 2008 - 11:01 PM

#3

the yz 450 only have 4 gears.
if you like 2 t go for the 250 its lots of fun.
i fint that even the 06 yz450 feel front heavy.

  • michaelval

Posted July 14, 2008 - 05:13 AM

#4

yes the 250 yz an fmf pipe and some other stuff idk.
thats what i was saying beczu if the cost of maintenence,,

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  • cowboyona426

Posted July 14, 2008 - 06:09 AM

#5

My vote goes for YZ 450. After riding a YZ 426 for 5 years, I hopped on a YZ 250 that belonged to a family member and took it for a spin- it felt like a mini bike to me. I love the torque and broad power of the 4 stroke, the 250 pinger just didn't feel like it had any guts. It was piped and jetted spot-on also.
It really depends on your riding style and what you want to do with the bike. If you've never rode a 4 stroke you may not like the 450. Ride them both, then make the call :thumbsup:

  • stone racing

Posted July 14, 2008 - 09:00 AM

#6

yes the 250 yz an fmf pipe and some other stuff idk.
thats what i was saying beczu if the cost of maintenence,,


the maintenece on 2 strokes isnt that bad. the thing you will spend most your money on is the oil to mix with the gas. but the 2 smoke has a shorter life expectency then the 4 stroke. if you change the oil and air filter on the 4 stroke it will probably be your best bet. but if you never change the oil (like my friend) your gonna have to cough up 1300 dollars to rebuild it

  • creeker

Posted July 14, 2008 - 09:08 AM

#7

My vote goes for YZ 450. After riding a YZ 426 for 5 years, I hopped on a YZ 250 that belonged to a family member and took it for a spin- it felt like a mini bike to me. I love the torque and broad power of the 4 stroke, the 250 pinger just didn't feel like it had any guts. It was piped and jetted spot-on also.
It really depends on your riding style and what you want to do with the bike. If you've never rode a 4 stroke you may not like the 450. Ride them both, then make the call :thumbsup:


I'll have to agree with you on this one. I rode a couple different 426's from 01' until last year. I sold the 426's and got an 05' YZ250. Although the bike is leaps and bounds lighter than the 426, it just doesn't have near the grunt the 4 stroke had. My brother has a CRF450 and when I go from it to the 250 it definitely feels like I have just hopped on a mini bike.

But, when it comes to tight single track, I would take the power loss and the 250 any day over the 426/450. The 4-stroke feels top heavy and just heavy all around compared to the 2-stroke. I guess like cowboyona426 says... it depends on your riding style.

  • cowboyona426

Posted July 14, 2008 - 05:19 PM

#8

See I'm just the opposite of creeker, he prefers the lighter weight of the 2T in the tight stuff, and I'll take the few extra pounds of the 4T for chuggability and torque when it's tight. I'm not much of a powerband rider though, I've always liked a bike that I can torque around on. Just goes to show ya, there's no "one size fits all" bike.





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