should I buy a WR450 or a WR250?
Posted December 30, 2003 - 07:51 AM
Posted December 30, 2003 - 01:12 PM
Posted December 30, 2003 - 04:39 PM
I,m 40yrs and 185lbs w/o gear. Getting back into riding after too many years. Have recently rode friends CR500 and YZF426. I can handle the power, but wonder if a smaller bike would be less tiring while still giving some thrills. I don't need to beat my friends, but would like to keep up. I have a ranch in Oregon, no trees but lots of rocks and hills.
Thanks for the input.
Posted December 30, 2003 - 05:57 PM
pick up a 125 CR,KX,RM to flick around tracks or jump.
I rode a WR250 that was stock and I think that my 1974
yamaha 125 had more spunk.
I lived out side of Myrtle Creek Or and just sold the
ranch two years ago it was a great place to ride and hunt
however the price was right.
01 WR 426 and love it good luck Jerry
Posted December 31, 2003 - 07:33 AM
Posted January 03, 2004 - 11:55 AM
"I'm a 250 owner, I posted in the 250 section too. Get the 450. Only $600 more, and if 16 lbs means anything between WR models, then why bother with a WR if you care about that little of a weight difference? You'ld get a YZF if you cared."
Thanks to everyone for the great advice. Sounds like the 250 and 450 are both good bikes for what I'm wanting to do.
I ordered a WR450 today. It will be a couple of weeks before I can pick it up though, (the dealer has two on order). There are lots of bikes at other dealers in my area, but I went with the one who uncrated a new YZF250 and let me ride it in the mud, knowing that I had no plans to buy it.
When you consider the price of a new bike, I can't beleive that dealers look at you like you are "NUTS" when you want a test ride before you get out your checkbook.
Posted January 04, 2004 - 07:05 PM
Posted January 05, 2004 - 11:33 AM
I'm really happy for you!
uncrated a new YZF250 and let me ride it in the mud,
That is almost unbelievable
Posted January 05, 2004 - 06:25 PM