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ShirleyYZ

2006 yz450f vs 2006 yz250 2 stroke

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Is a 2006 yz450 better than a aluminum frame yz250? My favorite place is dunes and single track trails.

I am an experienced rider and know how to work on both of these bikes. I weigh around a hundred pounds and I want something that is fast in all condition overall. I have owned 2 stroke and 4. I will not be buying 250f cause they are to slow. So it is between the 250 and 450f. What are your opinions on these bikes?

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I'd go for the two stroke. It will be lighter and way more controllable in the single track. I've never rode dunes but everything I've read and seen suggests that the bike is ran very hard and a two stroke will save you tons of money if it blows up

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Is a 2006 yz450 better than a aluminum frame yz250? My favorite place is dunes and single track trails.

I am an experienced rider and know how to work on both of these bikes. I weigh around a hundred pounds and I want something that is fast in all condition overall. I have owned 2 stroke and 4. I will not be buying 250f cause they are to slow. So it is between the 250 and 450f. What are your opinions on these bikes?

100 lbs?? 

Experienced?

 Why ask us then?

That said, both bikes would be a compromise. Both are heavy and uber powerful, I would not single track either bike ( MY preference)

Both are amazing in the dunes, Both are scary fast.. Single track If I had to choose it would be the 2 stroke (easier to start after a stall or dropping of a ledge)

 

 Honest opinion... 

250F's are not slow and might serve you better. even a YZ125 with your weight would be awesome in both the dunes and single track..

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No, as a matter of fact, the '05 YZ250F was almost 2 pounds lighter than the '05 YZ250.

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I have sat on a 250f and a 250 2t. The 2t felt so much lighter. The 250f weighed the same and had 20hp less so when you are actually on the bike and riding, the 2t feels like a feather. I made my mind up, I will be getting the 250 2t.

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COG and rotating mass, may also play into the "feeling." Right after I bought my 06 yz 450 I rode a friends 06 yz 250 smoker. Tough choice, I want to own both.

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For a play bike in a fairly big, open kind of area, the downfall of the 250, IMO, is the lack of a usable speed range.  Geared to be useful in the first 3 gears, they just don't have the legs the 450 does in 4th and 5th for when things are faster.

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