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whats the best year for the 450?

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i currently have a 05 125 and a 05 250 both two stroke, now looking for the next step up. done some research and from what i've read the 06-07 doesn't seem like a bad choice. any other suggestions for the right year or at least the years to stay away from. id like an 05 of newer pref. newer. thanks

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I'd stick with an '06 or newer since they are the newest generation. Aluminum framed and they went back to the five speed gearbox.

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I'd stick with an '06 or newer since they are the newest generation. Aluminum framed and they went back to the five speed gearbox.

I agree! The AF bikes seem to be less top heavy feeling than the steelies, and the KYB SSS forks that they newer bikes come with are amazing IMO. But I must agree that the biggest benefit for a person who does things other than MX is the 5 speed gearbox. The 4 speed box worked great on a track, but it really isnt too versatile for other uses withot changing your gearing often for different riding areas.

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i currently have a 05 125 and a 05 250 both two stroke, now looking for the next step up. done some research and from what i've read the 06-07 doesn't seem like a bad choice. any other suggestions for the right year or at least the years to stay away from. id like an 05 of newer pref. newer. thanks

I've had a 2006 a 2008 and 2009, and I like the 2009 the best. I liked the 2008 much better than the 2006. The 06 doesn't like to turn.

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I like the 06, but go with what your pocket book can afford. Try to find a used one with a bunch of add ons. Try to save your self some money in the add on department. Just my two cents.

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I have A 06 awesome bike no problems and with a few little tweaks it turn better all yz's to date (2006)

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there are gradual improvements 06 to 09 no one seems to like the new mufflers though.Love my 07

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