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zophy25

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Does the 06 really feel as light as the tests in the magazines say? I've read articles about the 06 YZ450 feeling as light as a 250F.

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Although I have not ridden an 06 yz250f I think it feels light for sure. I ride a couple 250's honda (05) and Yami (04) it feels light but the power rips your arms in comparison. I have let a few riders try it out and they all said it felt light.

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Yup, it does feel extremely light. I had an 04' 450f before this one and I rode them back to back a few times, and it feels like it is 20 lbs lighter as opposed to just 2.

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Yep, it definitely feels light, I'd say it's like riding a 250 2-stroke. It feels 50 pounds lighter than my e-start KTM(sold that and got my 06 YZ450F).

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I keep telling my riding buddies that my '06 isn't that much better than their '04's.

Yes, I'm a terrible liar but I don't want them to think it's just the bike when I make the pass.

--KT--

'03 YZ450F for sale

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I've ridden a YZ250F for the past 4 years. Changed to the 450F this year and love the bike. It feels a little heavier than the 250F, but handles almost like a 250F. I haven't had any real problems converting to the 450F other than getting use to more power. Nice to be able to make a jump with the torque rather than speed required of a 250F.

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I have a 06 YZ450F and an 06 YZ250F, both special editions.

The big bike feels extremely light...even compared to my 02 YZ250 two stroke. It feels just a bit heavier than the 250F. It has a big bike feel to it..don't know how to describe it any better than that. It just feels like a 450!

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Yea, I also have an 06 250f and 450f, and I would have to say that riding them back to back there is a difference, probably mostly generating from the power delivery draining your energy on the 450, but from my experience the 450 yammie feels more like a 250f than any other 450f I've ridden.

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Sounds like everyone has a better perspective on this than I do since this is my first 450 4 stroke, however, I will say that I dont get the same feeling of riding a feathery light bike after riding an 05 RM250 last year. It's all a matter of perspective...I'll get used to it!

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Does the 06 really feel as light as the tests in the magazines say? I've read articles about the 06 YZ450 feeling as light as a 250F.

It is true, buy one!

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Does the 06 really feel as light as the tests in the magazines say? I've read articles about the 06 YZ450 feeling as light as a 250F.

It is true, buy one!

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Hey Zophy. I have the 06 YZ450F and will say it feels about the same as my YZ250, weight wise. You will not be disappointed by the feel of the weight.....

or should I say, lack of feel of weight. I'm im agreement, get the Yamaha asap and start enjoying riding again. :crazy:

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It feels lighter than my yz250f (02) and my friends yz250 (06). The bike is awsome, you should go buy one.

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