CRF250f/450f or YZF250f/450f for my size?


Aug 24, 2007
Hello everyone!

I kind of narrowed it down but still need advice on the size. I am looking at Honda or Yamaha right now, either a CRF250f or 450f, or YZF250f/450f.

thanks! :whoa:

1) your physical size (both height and weight are important)

6"4 and about 210lbs

2) How physical / aggressive are you ?

moderate, just starting out

3) what do you plan to ride- MX/SX tracks, woods, fields with friends or ?????

woods, fields, with friends, maybe a track to try it out

4) Do you have any riding experience?

2 years on a Honda VFR800FI

5) Do you think you will race ?


6) Are you mechanically inclined and will you be doing your own bike work?


7) Do YOU have a preference to a brand/ motor choice (2 or 4 stroke)?

I've been with honda but am open to suggestions, preferably a 4 stroke

8) Do you have a dealer close by your home that you might use and what brand(s) does he carry?

all makes and models

9) How much ($) do you plan to spend on a bike?

7-$8000 or less

10) Do you live in California?


11) Your age?


12) anything else that you think would help form an opinion

first timer for a dirt bike, any advice would be greatly appreciated!


Aug 11, 2007
I am pretty much around your same specs (6-2, 220 lbs, 31 yr, intermidate ride and I dont race). I was looking at those same bikes and I decided on a crf450. I have had my crf for 1 year now and it is great...very happy with my choice. My first few times riding, it was a lot more bike than my old 250. However, once I got comfortable on the bike I knew that it was the right bike for me. Great power, great response and runs like a champ every time out.

Many people will say that a 450 is alot of bike for a beginer but if you plan to ride a decent ammount you will grow into it.

Good luck with the search!