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Thanks! Whats the difference between a 426 and 450?

 

24cc.  😏

 

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.  The question is a little harder to answer because there are 3 generations of YZ450F.  The '03-'05 steel framed Gen1 was a 4 speed, had a progressively better fork each year, and was about 7-10 pounds lighter.

 

The '06-'09 was the aluminum framed 5 speed Gen2 engine, and came with a fork so good they're still using it (so did Kawasaki and Honda). About the same weight as the previous 450.  From '10 onward, it's the Gen3 rear slanted engine with the reversed head.

 

But the YZ426 is a motorcycle and a half by any standard.  Very fast, ridiculously reliable.

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Bought my 02 426, raced it a few times, one hospital stay later I sold it and bought an aluminum frame yz250f I could handle. I never realized how uncomfortable I was on the 426 until I rode my 250. Great motor, but mine just didn't like to turn. Loved it though, it was a fire breather.

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They're heavy, hard to start, and tiring to ride. But they go like snot and are loud as hell.

They like to be ridden hard and put away wet.

They're for the guys who would rather drink a beer than check the valves.

Think of it as a 4-stroke for a slightly older, wiser, and probably lazier version of Ronnie Mac.

The difference is that the YZ426 is a man's bike.

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Sounds like an awesome bike, im still deciding between the 426 and a yz 250 because of my size, im 5'9 and 145lbs i can handle a 450 but the trails in my area, a 250 would handle better in turns i think but then again i can steer with the rear wheel so im not sure yet

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Sounds like an awesome bike, im still deciding between the 426 and a yz 250 because of my size, im 5'9 and 145lbs i can handle a 450 but the trails in my area, a 250 would handle better in turns i think but then again i can steer with the rear wheel so im not sure yet

go with the 426 man, i had a 2001 yz125 (i valued it at around 1500) and i traded it and 180 cash for my now 2000 yz426f and holy crap its got power up the ass. Granted it has some problems and ive put a couple hundred in it, i think its still worth it, that bike should run for years with no major problems

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I sold a perfectly running well maintained bone stock 2005 450 for $1450 right here in AZ about 3 months ago. That does not sound like a screaming deal to me.

yeah ive seen some pretty drastic differences in price for pretty much the same bikes, some people feel that their bike is worth $500 more because it has a graphics kit...
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