Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Crf250r or x vs yz250f

Recommended Posts

I am looking to buy a 250f. Should I get a yz250f

Or a crf250r / x? Also what is the best year for all three and did any bike have any years with problems?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know CRFs pretty well but not YZs so much.

Stay away from the first year CRF250R and X (2004). They had weak cylinder, carburetion and valve issues. The 2005 R was a really great year, they had a small carb that worked better than the larger one on 06/07. X's retained the small carb throughout- 05 and up X's are good bikes. In 2006 they used softer valve seats and better coatings on the valves in both R and X, life improved. 2008 and 2009 are the last generation of carbed R's, they are super sweet. Small carb, crazy cam, big power. The injected CRF's aren't as good in my opinion, still having issues although they are improving. 

 

I am riding a 2005 R with Hotcams Stg. III, DRD full system and lots of woods mods. It's a great handling little bike that grunts down to idle speed and power wheelies in 5th. What's not to love?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

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

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

×