The problem with the CR was a major lack of low end grunt. Other than that, it was fantastic bike. Suspension and handling were great but I want a Yamaha, and I hear the YZ250F has a lot more low end power. So I need to decide if it will be the 450F or a 250F. Our trails are fairly tight in places (bar banging tight) but most of our trails are 3rd gear on the WR.
After reading up on the two bikes and talking with others, I've heard the following negative comments:
Tends to overheat easily
2009 - 2010 YZ250F:
Not enough power
Flames out often
I'd like to get your comments on the above.
I think I would like the 250 more because of the lighter weight and smoother motor but I don't want to be riding at high rpm all the time to make it go. And if it is going to flame out constantly in the thickets, it's not the right bike.
Edited by Navaho6, April 02, 2012 - 08:49 PM.