What do you guys think?

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  • firemanmatt82

Posted August 22, 2009 - 01:49 PM


So I have an 01 XR400 and its a good all around bike.(well, maybe not all around, but great on long rides and wide open trails). But at 26 years old I feel its time to step up a bit and try to play with the big kids. First about me: I'm six feet tall and 220ish pounds(maybe 225). I'm an ok rider,meaning I like being aggressive, I just don't get out a lot(which sucks). My friend has a YZ450 and after a ride on it I realized that not only is James Stewart fast, but hes also a little insane. My other friend has a YZ426F and loves it. We are trying to set something up for a test ride, so I can see what it feels like. My question to you guys is- If I was to buy a YZ426F, which year should I buy and whats your guys opinion on this particular machine. Reviews from the internet are ok, but reviews from you guys hold more water in my opinion. Thanks

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  • Ga450owner

Posted August 22, 2009 - 02:24 PM


Having owned and raced Yz400's, 426s and YZF450's

I would not even look at anything but a 06+ 450....yami

power is not the issue here...they all make comprable power. It is the suspension, handling and egos of a 06+450 that you are looking for here. If I was you and you want a bike that will make you a better rider each time you ride it....fo get about the 426s, and pre 06 450s...you will not be sorry my friend:thumbsup:

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