Help with a new bike - 250F or 450?
Posted June 27, 2003 - 08:56 PM
Posted June 28, 2003 - 04:45 PM
Posted June 29, 2003 - 01:19 AM
That is NOT bad. I use to ride a YZ465 (1980) and had a blast riding my friends 125's. Though, being a lugger, I ALWAYS short shifted my bike >> I would have trouble racing a 125.
If you can get a chance to try one, do it.
I have NEVER had any problem giving someone elses bike a shot. I have always reassured (the owner) I will not abuse his bike in any way. Of course, he always wanted to try my bike as well, which was fine.
I would venture to say you would be ecstatic over the BIG drop in weight going to a 250F.
Posted June 29, 2003 - 06:10 AM
Before this bike I had a gas gas 300 2 stroke which had an insane amount of power and the 250f is a lot more fun. You can actually use more of the power and be way more agressive on the bike.
Posted June 30, 2003 - 01:59 AM
Posted July 08, 2003 - 04:02 PM
I'm also a '01 WR426 owner, an average rider, a torque junkie, and have had the pleasure of riding an '03 YZ 250F.
Most of my riding is still on public lands and as a result I need a) a street plate to connect the trails and something with a good stealth factor. If it wasn't for this I would switch to a YZ250F in a heartbeat. It is without any question the finest off-road bike I've ever ridden. Period. The weight savings and smooth power delivery make all the difference in the world. The '03's start first kick - everytime with no drill required.
It's the only bike that's out there right now that I would consider trading my wr426 in for. Now if I can only convince my wife that two blue bikes in the garage are a "necessity", and that she really doesn't need new appliances or landscaping done!
Any ideas on how to sell that "necessity" Thumpertalk mates?? (and no - selling the VFR is not an option!)
Anyways, goodluck with your shopping dilema!