HELP me decide between 250F and 426F, buying this week!
Posted August 04, 2003 - 08:18 AM
Now I used to own a 95 KX250, it was my first and only dirtbike and I rode it about 6 times before I sold it. I could not handle the on/off power of it, I think I spent more time falling on my butt then I did on the bike so this time I think a 4 stroke would be better.
I had a 2000 DRZ400S (the road bike that was stolen) and liked the 4 stroke feel and power delivery but the DRZ was a freaking pig in the dirt and would like a happy medium. Something closer to the weight of a 2 stroke but with the power of a 4--and money is an issue or I would get one a new YZ250F, CR450F or Suzuki/Kawi's new baby. There is a 2000 WR400 in my price range available and would like your input into the bike, or perhaps something else that would work well for me.
Posted August 04, 2003 - 08:28 AM
I have a 2000 426, last bike before that was a 79 cr390 husky.
So my opinion is if it is a good price, good shape, I am sure you will not regret getting the wr.
I was totally stunned when I swung a leg around the 426 for the first time. My last thumper was a 72 xl-250 with a 312 powrol kit.
So I will end by saying this, what ever you do dont ride the 450, its closer to a 250 then the 426 and the 400.
Enjoy your 400
Posted August 04, 2003 - 08:30 AM
On the other hand I believe the motor is more "zippy" or responsive than a DRZ but thats just my opinion and thats also what you are not looking for.
You should be able to get a 01 YZ250F at a reasonably good price by now. Actually a used one should be right in the range with a 00 WR. I think a 250F is exactly what your looking for.
Look around a bit more....
BTW: Congrats on the move back to dirt. The best decision you could have made.
Posted August 06, 2003 - 04:08 PM
I ride with friends who have the bikes; CR450F, KX250, KTM 520 EXC, YZ 250. I know in the grand scheme of things it comes down to rider, but between teh 250 and 426, which would be the best choice for longevity? Meaning, which of the two bikes can I buy and be happy with as I go from a wuss to riding like a demon?
I like the idea of the 250F and if you guys think it has plenty of power and is significantly lighter than the 426 I will go with the 250. But if they are similar in weight and power delivery, maybe the 426 would be better?
I plan on buying a bike this week, so any thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated. I am posting on the 250F forum as well.
Posted August 06, 2003 - 05:46 PM
Hey EGO, one of my favorite bikes is my 79 390. Although its a dinosaur it has as much speed as any current MX'r right up to the face of a jump or through the whoops at speed. Did you hang on to it or let it slip away?
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