Yamaha's SUCK ! .
It's a WR 450. Not a YZF. It won't be that quick to get on the rear wheel. He can also gear it appropriately for how he'll use it.
I had a CRF 250X. No way I'd commute on it, unless there was no choice.
You don't know WTF you're talking about, so just shut up already. If you think Yamahas suck, why are you on a WR forum? Just trolling?
I own one and ride one, and it wheelies like mad in the lower 3 gears, all throttle, not clutch, no bounce. Just twist and go. If you think that bike can't wheelie, then you just don't know how to ride, or are scared to twist the throttle.
A 250X and WR250R are two very different bikes. One is factory built dual sport, with a six speed tranny. The other is pure trail bike, with a 5-speed. Shall we compare more apples and oranges, genius?