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sidewinder2

2008 250f or 450f?

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looking for your opinions. Been riding mostly trail for 10 years and am looking to get a motocross bike for motocross. I am 6'1, 205 pounds. I'm on a 2006 wr450 and plan on keeping it for trail riding(green sticker) but would like a motocross bike for the track. Any opinions, 250f, 450f, 250f, 450f.

My brother recomneded the 250f. Thanks in advance for your opinions.:banghead:

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I like the 250f better but it depends on how you ride. I harder on the smaller bike and feel like I am useing at least some of it's power, unlike a 450 that I barely use any. I'm 6'2 200 also.

I bet you will have fun on either one.

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They are both good bikes. I would ride both of them and see which one fits you the best. The 250f will feel lighter than the 450 but the 450 has more power.

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I'd get the 450. you already have a wr450, so you're no stranger to a powerful engine. Plus, you've been riding for 10 years. I've been riding for only one and a half years and I already got an 08 yz450. I'd say that with your size and experience a 250 would get you bored very soon. You don't want to buy a bike, ride it for a few months and then end up selling it cheap, ending up buying the bike you could have bought to begin with. Also, don't worry about the weight of the 250 vs. the 450, coming off an 06 wr450 the yz450 will seem light like a feather to you, and with LOTS of power. I'd rather keep myself from using all the power of a 450 than wish to have more power from a 250. I started riding with a 250cc trail bike, I was done with it in one year. I didn't regret buyin that bike, since I was able to get it almost new for dirt cheap. When I sold it, it was still as good as new.

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For your size, if its just for MX, I'd go with the 450. It has the extra power you may need to clear doubles immediately after corners. I have a yz250f and yz450f. I prefer the yz250f for tight woods. But, prefer the 450 for MX.

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Thanks for the responses!! Well, I went for the 450. Just brought it home tonite!!! A few mods and I will be ready to ride.

jeff :banghead:

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looking for your opinions. Been riding mostly trail for 10 years and am looking to get a motocross bike for motocross. I am 6'1, 205 pounds. I'm on a 2006 wr450 and plan on keeping it for trail riding(green sticker) but would like a motocross bike for the track. Any opinions, 250f, 450f, 250f, 450f.

My brother recomneded the 250f. Thanks in advance for your opinions.:banghead:

Your a big boy. Believe me :busted: you get used to the power. Get a YZ450F

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