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09 YZ 250 vs 06 CRF 450 (video)

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I rode my 09 YZ 250 at Zaca Station on a Wednesday and filmed my laps with a GoPro. When I look at the footage I noticed my laps were consistently around

2:03 mark. The track was in pretty good shape with few ruts.

I've been riding my YZ exclusively for the past two years.

Here's one lap : http://www.vimeo.com/22823626

My YZ needed suspension service, so I pulled out the CRF that mostly used for desert riding and change the clickers and off to Zaca I went again.

Well when I got done with the day I was worn out from riding that open class bike. The track was in rough shape with lots of ruts.

My knees hurt, my wrist hurt, just not the same as when I get done riding my smoker.

Well, when I got home and look at my GoPro my lap times were about three seconds a lap faster.

It really doesn't matter that I was quicker on the war pig(CRF).

I still win the 40Ex class on my little smoker at my local track.

I love my YZ..

I guess my point is you can go a little faster on a 4-stroke but when your not 25 anymore the 2t are waaay more fun and easier on your joints...:thumbsup:

Lap on CRF : http://www.vimeo.com/22818178

More to Come

Edited by jnr450r

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See im like the same way but i ride woods. But im faster in the woods on a 450 but i have more fun on the 250 smoker. But heres the thing i have fun on anything so it doesnt matter to me.

But i love my smoker hahahaha

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I think that's a pretty common occurrence for people who own a similar output 4t and 2t bike. You'll generally turn faster lap times with the 4t but a majority of people seem to enjoy the power band of the 2t more. I think the common joke phrase is if you want to win buy a 4t and buy a 2t for everything else.

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Yep both videos are of the CRF

Thanks...:thumbsup:

Will be fix in 20 min.

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All fixed.

I guess I "Fail to Prepare".

Next comparison will be same bikes from AV Motoplex.

Thx

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Hey JN, that doesn't surprise me too much. I'm like you, a +40A rider as well. I'm sure I ride a 450 faster, but it's nowhere near as fun. Plus, I tend to get lazy after riding them for awhile. When I ride the smoker for a while, then get on a 450, I flat out fly on it, since I ride it more like a 250 (i.e. with clutch, on it hard, etc).

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Hey JN, that doesn't surprise me too much. I'm like you, a +40A rider as well. I'm sure I ride a 450 faster, but it's nowhere near as fun. Plus, I tend to get lazy after riding them for awhile. When I ride the smoker for a while, then get on a 450, I flat out fly on it, since I ride it more like a 250 (i.e. with clutch, on it hard, etc).

Exactly...

I'm smiling the whole time I'm riding my YZ. And never feel beat up after riding like I do on my 450.

You kinda get lazy riding 450's, two strokes keep you sharp...:thumbsup:

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I just watched both vids side by side, starting at the exact same point. It seems like the day you rode the Yz250 the track was a little wet in some corners compare to the day you rode the 450, and also you were lazy in some corners on the 250 compared to the 450. I chalk it up to you not feeling 100% the day you rode the 250.

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It's clear as day in the vids I watched - the 450 is faster accelerating down the long straights...AND your using more speed into the corners.

Only guess as to why your coming in faster is the extra speed the bike had coming is is carrying over - or it's so much heavier you just are not stopping as fast...

Faster corner speed then means faster exit speed plus faster bike finally means faster end straight speed for the next corner entry - it just keeps adding up corner after corner.

Do you like the 450 chassis better as far as confidence? Sure looks like it!

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It's clear as day in the vids I watched - the 450 is faster accelerating down the long straights...AND your using more speed into the corners.

Only guess as to why your coming in faster is the extra speed the bike had coming is is carrying over - or it's so much heavier you just are not stopping as fast...

Faster corner speed then means faster exit speed plus faster bike finally means faster end straight speed for the next corner entry - it just keeps adding up corner after corner.

Do you like the 450 chassis better as far as confidence? Sure looks like it!

It was super dry and slick on the upper part of the track almost marbly.

My tires were a little beat on the YZ the day I was there.

After watching it a few times I'm seeing the same things you guys are.

I rather ride the YZ thou.

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Hmmm to me you look a little smother on the yz ? That would make a great woods bike for me.

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