Two years ago, I drank some koolaid. Yes... it was orange, and it was good. Very good if I must say so. I liked it so much, I sold both my yamaha's (wr450 and yz250). When you riding those orange bikes and you are in the sweet spot.... OMG! its great, really great.
But , my orange bike with the $3000 rebuilt KTM engine with 60 hrs took a shit... again. Needs about 2K worth of work to replace the intake valve, cams, followers, etc...
So I say to myself....
NOT ONE MORE EFFIN NICKEL! Not even a penny! I won't even fix it up just to sell it.
I bet the guy I sold my wr450 to would never sell it back to me. He loves it. So I'll be looking into the new wr450's. I am concerned about the weight. My 05 was a great bike, but was heavy and didn't turn or stop. The KTM was light, turned well, and stopped on a friggin dime. I need to see how much the new yamaha has closed the gap.
The scale weights are misleading I know. So I gotta look up some real world reviews and opinions of people who ride them in the desert.
I've been away, but I'm ready to come home!