2012 wr450 vs 09 yz450?
Posted February 11, 2013 - 05:14 PM
Posted February 11, 2013 - 05:34 PM
Your WR is 40 lbs heavier, and has a heavier front weight distribution.
You can map and pipe your bike to be quite good, and it does use the smaller (smaller than your buddies) 250YZ frame, which will make if feel lighter.
Posted February 11, 2013 - 05:41 PM
Edited by nolo263, February 11, 2013 - 05:46 PM.
Posted February 11, 2013 - 05:45 PM
His being an 09 will it still be down onpower compared to the 2012 wr?
I don't understand what you are asking.
Posted February 11, 2013 - 05:47 PM
Posted February 11, 2013 - 06:03 PM
Posted February 11, 2013 - 06:10 PM
Posted February 11, 2013 - 06:22 PM
Get her uncorked and set up correctly, you will be happy.
Posted February 11, 2013 - 06:25 PM
[color=#FF0000]Will the 2012 wr450 feel like that fully uncorked with full exhaust and with the correct map?? [/color]
My 12 will loft the front any time you want in 1-3 with 15-50 gears. It has yz module with factory map and FMF Q4. In 4th and fifth over a slight rise in the road above 45 mph it will power the the front up. With the stock 13-50 gears if it is in it band wheelies are just a flick of the wrist if you let it
Posted February 12, 2013 - 01:31 PM
Posted February 13, 2013 - 01:01 PM
I have a question for those who have possibly owned both. I am waiting for my 2012 wr450f to arrive. Recently i have been riding my buddies 09 yz450. His bike is awesome with tons of power. Will the 2012 wr450 feel like that fully uncorked with full exhaust and with the correct map?? His bike will wheelie on command in first three gears. 1st and 2nd will wheelie on pure power. I am hoping i will not be dissapointed after riding his.
I just picked up a 2012 WR450 as well. I have the Q4, ECU etc all on order, but right now it's still bone stock except the throttle stop thingy is gone. I've not ridden a YZ450 so I can't compare to that, but I can tell you bone stock it wheelies whether you want it to or not in 2nd any time you roll on the throttle, and comes right up in 3rd with just tad of body English and light tug. I haven't a chance to try in 4th yet, but I'm guessing with a little more body English and a lilttle more tug it will come up as well. Once it's uncorked, I'm sure 4th will be about as easy as 3rd is now.
IMO the bike it totally rideable in stock form, but you can definitely feel it's corked up and there's more power in there waiting to be unleashed. I ride mostly tight woods, single track, etc. So for me, quality of power delivery is more important than quantity. So far the WR feels smooth and predictable power-wise, and I can lug it down in 2nd or 3rd and it tractors pretty good. Again its not as crisp as it could be, and that should go away with the pipe and ECU. I can't imagine anyone but the most die-hard power junkie being disappointed with this bike once uncorked. It will never feel quite like a YZF, but I wouldn't want the more aggressive MX type power delivery and gearing etc in a woods bike. YMMV