I ride a DRZ SM and i'm wanting to upgrade and bleed blue. I'm looking to buy a street legal WR450F. I am planning on doing a SM conversion or buying one already done. Living in California it's extremely rare to find street legal WR's and when they do come up, older models are a lot more affordable then the newer 2012+ models (excluding the 2015 new model). I don't know why but I guess lots of people live and die for Honda's in my area because I can find street legal CRF's all the time. But i'm looking for a race bike that can handle commuting and everything I throw at it and everyone says that Honda's will grenade eventually.
Anyway, old vs new? If i'm patient I can find street legal 03' to 11' WR's for around $4000 to $5000. If i wait for decades I can MAYBE find a 2012+ WR for about $8000+. Unless your Kx250FRiDeR651 who somehow found a 15' for $7200, lucky bastard. . The problem is, I am in love with the 2012+ WR's. I love the styling and I am really wanting a supermoto with fuel injection. I love everything about the newer models and I'm not sure if I would want a older year WR.
So old vs new? Is it worth it to wait the million years and spend the fortune to get a newer WR as a SM? Or do I get out of my love affair with the newer WR's and buy a older one? Tell me what you think and why.
If I can't find a plated yammi I might have to try my luck with a CRF or go Euro with a Husky. Thanks for reading!
Edited by MtnDrew, May 03, 2016 - 09:46 PM.