Need advice on '06 YZ450

4 replies to this topic
  • tazzman81401

Posted February 21, 2010 - 09:34 PM


I am 200 pound guy, looking to by a bike, found a great price on a 06 yz250f, am i to big for this bike. I have been looking at the 450's, but the price is unbeatable, and VERY clean!!!!!

  • cowboyona426

Posted February 22, 2010 - 08:37 AM


You'll have fun on the 250F for a while, then you'll probably get bored with it. First time bike owner I take it? Lots of good deals to be had right now if you are patient.

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  • baja931

Posted February 22, 2010 - 08:44 AM


If your a first time bike owner and havent rode before i think you would be good starting off on the 250F. You may be a little on the big side but it would be good to get used the 250 first. What do you plan on doing with it.

  • MR2turbo4evr

Posted February 22, 2010 - 10:56 AM


If this will be your first bike and you're planning on taking it on tracks mostly, I would personally recommend a YZ250F. I bought a 2006 YZ450F late last year and use it mostly to rip around in ditches and all over the place. The bike is perfect for what I use it for and I looooove the power of it, but I feel very uncomfortable with it on the track (I've only ridden it on a track once so far) due to gearing (stock), weight, height and lack of experience.

  • writebrian

Posted February 22, 2010 - 10:17 PM


You will have fun for 60 days and then be thinking "what if" and will buy a 450. Don't do it unless the deal is SO good that you can get your money back out of it when you are ready to move up in 60-90 days.

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