YZ450F 06-09 Differences?

6 replies to this topic
  • Not2Sure

Posted January 08, 2011 - 03:31 PM


Looking at getting a yz450 06-09 model. Just not sure what changes were made between the years so im not sure what year to look for. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated:thumbsup:

  • pigs

Posted January 08, 2011 - 03:42 PM


09 is best pretty sure because of high comp piston and the new swing arm.

  • pigs

Posted January 08, 2011 - 03:43 PM


sorry i was thinking of yz250f

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  • Steel Panther

Posted January 08, 2011 - 03:52 PM


The 09 has revised suspension, new swingarm and linkage, less agressive timing, and new wheels. Thats all I can remember right now, but the 09 is a better handling bike. Imo its only downfall is the stock exhaust, its very restrictive.

  • YamaLink

Posted January 09, 2011 - 01:29 PM


In my opinion 2008 was the major change for the big 450's handling. Then the 09 just improved upon it.

  • cowboyona426

Posted January 10, 2011 - 08:38 AM


There was a minor change to the frame in 07, as well as the addition of wave style rotors.

  • matts06yzf

Posted January 11, 2011 - 07:01 AM


Ive owned them all and the 09 was for me the best but not much better than the 08. I switched back and forth the 08 was my practice bike 09 was race bike. The 2010 is to me A LOT better bike than any of them it actually turns. I didnt realize how hard I had to work to keep my 09 in a rut until time spent on the 10. Lap times where faster on 10 instantly. Its the closet thing to the rmz that I have ridden in the turns.

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