11 yz450f vs. rmz purchase

I currently ride a 08 yz250f that I never thought turned that great in the ruts. I was looking to get an 08-12 rmz450 but there really aren't a lot of used rmz's in my area. The main reason I'm looking into the rmz is all the hype on their ability to make you feel like a pro in the corners (my weakness). Here is the thing I just found a mint cond. 2011 yz450f that is a garage queen for $3500. The best rmz I've found has 55 hrs and has been run pretty hard for $3k. Is the handling that great on the rmz that I should pass on this yz450f and wait for an rmz that might not come along at such a good deal?? By the way I've never ridden an rmz or a newer yzf for that matter. I posted this in the suzuki forum but thought id give the yami guys a chance to respond on the 2011 model.

What type of riding are you going to do (woods, trails, moto, HS, etc.)? 

Moto only

You will end up spending $1500 to rebuild the top end on that RMZ while the Yamaha is still hammering away...put some Windham/RM bend pro-taper bars on the YZF, open the throttle as soon as you enter the turn and the YZF will corner with anything out there.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now