I used to ride a lot. I had a YZ125 and a YZ250F. I really loved riding, but its definitely an expensive hobby. Once I came to college I sold off most of that stuff. We had a few cool local and private tracks near my parents place, but there isn't much around here.
I loved everything about the four stroke (this was a bit after they first started getting big), but I always felt like the center of gravity was off. I always felt faster on the 125, it was just a bitch to maintain.
I think you're right. IIRC, they fixed it after a few model years.
It was just an odd feeling though. I felt like the YZ125 was pretty perfectly balanced, and I could really whip it around the track. I always felt the 250F had more, better power... and the engine just felt better and sounded amazing. But the balance always threw me off. It wasn't a huge difference, but I'd bet I was faster on the 2-stroke.
Realistically though, the 4-stroke is loads better. Much more hospitable to live with and ride.
I still really want to ride, but don't have the money/time/resources (see: a track). I think what I may try to do is get a low-CC sport bike to ride at some point in time. I'm fairly certain I could handle a R6 with relative ease, but I want something smaller that I can really throw around and manhandle. Meet, my dream: The Aprilia RS 125.
The [FJ] Fantasy Football League is back for its SIXTH year!
I'm hoping the above link works for everyone -- they changed the interface a bit this year and I can't find the email...
Great video production. Award-winning, possibly. Dunno when it was made.
I thought I knew how to embed a YouTube vid. Fail.