Age 47, 5’10”, 175 lb., Vet Intermediate
The motor on the Yamaha is just a tractor; you just put it in third gear and go. The suspension has a plush, “gooshy” feel. I’m disappointed in the gas tank, in that they didn’t slim that down more. That would help the bike feel a lot narrower. I don’t think the radiators are as big of an issue as people think. You definitely sit in the bike and you’re driving it; it feels like you’re a part of it more than most bikes. It’s a little lazier, a little slower in the responsiveness compared to some of the razor-sharp bikes, but that makes the Yamaha easier to ride. The YZ-F feels planted everywhere, it gets good traction, it’s predictable, and it’s fun to ride.