Alright which do you think could win in a drag race about 600 ft. A 2001 DS with 22 inch razr tires, full big gun exhaust. OR.. a YFZ with a full hmf exhaust with no lid. Also the race would take place on hard packed dirt....who do you think??
DS i would assume, YFZ is just quicker, top end i think DS will take the YFZ because i know top end a raptor does. and at 600 feet a quad should be full speed by a long shot, now if you were going 300 or less feet i would go YFZ all the way.
I will take the YFZ450 on this one. The faster rev, the harder mid-hit...the key is in the launch.
I have raced a ds650...special edition...had the skid plates and factory hand guards. We raced on a 300' straight and also on about 1000' of sandy straights and 25% whoops (2' footers...easy for the YFZ to fly through!)...it was not close by any means.
I have been riding atvs since 1975-76 (atc90) when I was 8. I am not the best or even one of the best, but, I do know how to drag race and how to hang on for one lap! :lol
MY buddy has stock 03 DS baja that would consistantly beat my 01 raptor even with 2 less teeth on rear sprocket. It wasn't a bad beating but definately felt in the braggin department. when my yfz was new, stock for stock it would walk that ds through the gears. the yfz launches so beautifully, it jumps out in front and stays there. once you get into 5th, end the race cause that ds will run over ya on the way by!!! not sure on this on but they power gains from piping both should favor the yfz. we raced on gravel, hard dirt, soft dirt, and pavement. the yfz is king of quik, but that DS is a big torque monster with long legs.
rider weights and drag racing skill are the same