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Not2Sure

YZ450F 06-09 Differences?

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Looking at getting a yz450 06-09 model. Just not sure what changes were made between the years so im not sure what year to look for. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated:thumbsup:

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09 is best pretty sure because of high comp piston and the new swing arm.

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The 09 has revised suspension, new swingarm and linkage, less agressive timing, and new wheels. Thats all I can remember right now, but the 09 is a better handling bike. Imo its only downfall is the stock exhaust , its very restrictive.

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In my opinion 2008 was the major change for the big 450's handling. Then the 09 just improved upon it.

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Ive owned them all and the 09 was for me the best but not much better than the 08. I switched back and forth the 08 was my practice bike 09 was race bike. The 2010 is to me A LOT better bike than any of them it actually turns. I didnt realize how hard I had to work to keep my 09 in a rut until time spent on the 10. Lap times where faster on 10 instantly. Its the closet thing to the rmz that I have ridden in the turns.

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