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Does a yz250 feel lighter than a yz250f?

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I have an 04 yz250f and heard that the yz250's were the same weight but feel lighter. Is there any truth to this? If so, why?

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I went from riding yz250fs from 2002 to 2013 to a yz250 last year and it FELT like it was 30 pounds lighter when riding. Add to that the SSS and power increase and it feels like a monster (because it is).

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Yes. Tons lighter.

 

Why? Because 4 strokes suck, obviously.

 

Head is heavier...up higher. Exhaust muffler weight is up higher. I hear about this reciprocating mass gyroscopic effect, but havent researched it. The way the power is made also makes it feel sluggish to me.

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Neither. The last 200 I rode felt like my yz 125 with a huge low end boost. A yz 250 has a huge two stroke "braaap" compared to the 200, which is very smooth. A yz 250f is smooth, but feels very heavy (top heavy).

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