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YZ 450 Vs 250F

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A few of my buddies are looking to get bikes. They really wanted 2 strokes until they went to the dealer and found out no one makes them (just like i told them) They dont know if they should get a 250f or 450f. Neither of them have experience on a big bike. And i have no experience on a 250f. Can they keep up with a 450 just doing trails and riding pits? How much weight difference is there between 250f and 450f??? Thanks!

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For someones first bike a 250f is great as it has enough power to do anything they want without the bike overpowering them. They shouldn't have a problem keeping up on trails unless your talking about 5th gear wide open on a 450. Yamaha still does make 250 two stroke, but they have probably been bought up as they can compete directly with the 250 four stroke in ama amateur events. This is a new rule. Everyone is buying them as they are competitive and alot cheaper to maintain.

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DO NOT PUT THEM ON A 450 IF THEY DO NOT HAVE THE PROPER EXPERIENCE!

Its the biggest, fastest bike made. One wrong twist of the throttle over a bump or jump and its over, They will get hurt for sure.

I ride a YZ450f my riding buddy rides a YZ450f and my young brother rides a YZ250f. My brother has never had problems keeping up with us at the track or on the trails.

Is far a weight goes there isn't much difference really. I don't know the hard numbers, but I know they feel the same to handle, the 250 just has less raw power, but it still goes!

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yeah what are you talking about? Yamaha has the yz125 and 250, ktm has the 125, 200 and 250/300 sx/xc and Suzuki has the RM125 and 250. those are all 2-stroke models.

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If they have no experience on big bikes then I would not put them on a 250 smoker or a 450F. A 250F will suit them just fine and will keep up with a 450F on the trails just fine. RV turns faster lap times on his 250F than most of the 450 pro riders.

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I would buy the YZ250t over the 250f in a heartbeat.After gettin off a 450 I can drink a coffee and light a cigar while pinned on a 250f.

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