Gazza from Christchurch here.
2016 WR450F ordered, due here later this month. Can't wait. Trading a '15 YZ250FX. Going with the Yamaha Racing blue/white livery as I think the retro yellow/black looks a bit naf, looks like a piece of frickin' confectionary ... also looks like a Suzuki coming along the road. Not good. Don't get me wrong, I love the old school Kenny Roberts Snr colours, but for some reason they just don't work on this bike. Discuss. ;-)
Older rider, been on superbikes for decades (Moriwaki VTR1000SP1, GSX-R1000 K7, currently on a fully restored '97 CBR1100XX ~ did all the work myself, including a motor and gearbox rebuild, only took three attempts before it stopped blowing up!).
Been off road for four years, modest intermediate skills. I will be road registering the WR and using it for 20/80 road/dirt dual purpose rides around the Southern Alps and skids up the local beaches/river beds. I have a G650GS Sertao for 80/20 road/dirt rides.
5'8", 75kg so will be lowering the scooter a tad and reworking the forks to suit. RaceTech comp and rebound gold valves and new shim stacks, billet secondary chamber housings, lighter main springs, lighter secondary pressure springs, ohlins fork oil. Yamalink, Pivotworks Shock thrust bearing and Factory Connection shock spring. Adding a Powercommander and Autotuner with Lambda sensor. FMF 4.1 Titanium can and mega bomb header. I had all of these mods on the FX and it worked perfectly for my dwarf-like legs and humble riding ability.
Edited by Ghazzah, February 07, 2016 - 12:12 PM.