YZ400 or YZ426

I am looking at some used bikes mostly for recreational mx'ing and some trails. I was looking for a used yz400 because they are a pretty good deal. A friend told me to stick with the 426 because there were some significant upgrades that affect reliability and starting.

What do some of you experienced 4 stroke's think?


I have a 99' 400 and love it. My friend has a 426 that I have rode and the extra power is nice. However it has a higher first gear than the 400 which makes it a bit harder to handle in the tight trails. I do a lot of mixed riding (mountain trails, Moab slickrock, desert and ocasionaly MX) and feel that the 400 is better for this. If I was racing only then I would be on the 426.



99'YZ-400 (Mine)

00' TT-R 125 (Hers)

91' KX-125 (Son #1)

93' CR-80 (Just sold it. Looking for another TTR125 for Son #2)

99' PW-80 (Son #3)

I have had both:


for power, suspension, clutch, tranny etc..................

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