Would a WR450 be too much bike for me?
Posted December 30, 2003 - 02:32 PM
I am, um... let's say, "heavier then I should be". I don't plan to race (but if I chose to compete locally, both WR's are fairly easy to change to YZ spec, right?) I ride mainly to get to the sand pits around my house (3 huge ones) so I spend time on fire roads and train tracks which have been torn up and fully maintaned into very smooth trails. So I ride hills and fairly wide trails. Also, I am capable of handling a 450, so killing myself isn't an issue, but for my weight I am not sure if a 250 will get me moving like I want to.
Posted December 30, 2003 - 03:24 PM
Posted December 30, 2003 - 03:46 PM
Well, I'm 190 with gear. But what is so funny about that?
At 200+ lbs get a 450!
Posted December 30, 2003 - 06:13 PM
Posted December 30, 2003 - 06:18 PM
It sounds like from your explanation that I would be better suited to the 250 at I enjoy the thrill of felling like I am good enough to handle the bike's full performance, even if I'm not. Thanks
Posted December 30, 2003 - 09:40 PM
Posted December 31, 2003 - 08:01 PM
How much of a slug are we talking about? Will a completely box-stock 450 out power a 250F with the free mods?
Get the 450 because in stock form It's a slug (w/pipe tip in) then as you get Feeling better w/ the thing just start uncorking it for free rather then getting the 250 and wanting to spend a bunch of $ on go fast stuff. Unless as stated before you want to ride tight trails and the lighter weight and more flickable bike would out weigh the all out power. Mine is the best bike I've ever ridden for everything except the MX track. Then I'm sold on the CRF 450 only because I have ridden it at the track and not the YZF yet. Good luck
I'm really glad I have till spring to decide, because people with each bike have made great cases for each...atleast if I am going to go crazy thinking about something, it might aswell be dirtbikes
Posted January 05, 2004 - 10:53 AM
Posted January 05, 2004 - 02:05 PM
Posted January 05, 2004 - 02:46 PM