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2015 vs 2016 WR 450


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  • Cntrmass

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Location: Montana

Posted June 01, 2016 - 11:02 AM


Not having much luck finding the specs differences between the 2 years.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Looking at a new 2015 with the upgrade to the throttle etc for 7600.
Or a 2016 new 8600.

Thanks in advance.

  • GuyGraham

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Location: England

Posted June 01, 2016 - 11:07 AM


Completely diff bikes
2015 bike is the trusty 5 valve motor with fuel injection
2016 bike is the reverse cylinder 4 valve motor like the current mx bike

2015 puts out less power than the earlier carb version and is hard to start without fi tweaks
2016 bike is a monster, starts easily and handles better but is a bit of a handful sue to power unless you a good rider who can get the best from it

Edited by GuyGraham, June 01, 2016 - 11:08 AM.


  • Cntrmass

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 05:04 PM


Thanks, I guess we'll see when it gets tuned up

  • Krannie McKranface
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Posted June 05, 2016 - 05:07 PM


Most of the 'first look' reviews cover all the upgrades of the '16 model.



  • Cntrmass

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Posted June 07, 2016 - 04:45 PM


The dealer was going to install a upgrade kit.
It's on national back order.

  • JDLowrance

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Location: California

Posted June 07, 2016 - 06:11 PM


Completely diff bikes
2015 bike is the trusty 5 valve motor with fuel injection
2016 bike is the reverse cylinder 4 valve motor like the current mx bike
2015 puts out less power than the earlier carb version and is hard to start without fi tweaks
2016 bike is a monster, starts easily and handles better but is a bit of a handful sue to power unless you a good rider who can get the best from it


I cannot comment on 2015 v 2016 as I've not ridden a 2016 yet.

I can however catagorically state the 2012 is faster than the 2009. I've owned and modified both so am speaking from experience...not speculation.

Cheers
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  • MXJunky

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Posted June 08, 2016 - 08:24 AM


For an out the door price of $2k less than the MSRP of a '16, MXJunky opted for the left over '15 and isn't going to be losing any sleep over it.


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  • GuyGraham

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Posted June 08, 2016 - 09:10 AM


I cannot comment on 2015 v 2016 as I've not ridden a 2016 yet.

I can however catagorically state the 2012 is faster than the 2009. I've owned and modified both so am speaking from experience...not speculation.

Cheers

 

 

I didn't say faster/slower

Less is more sometimes

I'm faster on my WR250 than my old WR450



  • chelder

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Location: Australia

Posted June 08, 2016 - 01:42 PM


You would be mad not to go the 2016 for $1000 more, day and night a better bike in every way

  • Kidrman

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Posted June 08, 2016 - 06:24 PM


I bought a 2015 holdover and would highly recommend stepping up to the 16. Much better bike

  • 1trackmind

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Posted November 29, 2016 - 03:54 PM


I bought a 2015 holdover and would highly recommend stepping up to the 16. Much better bike

For what reasons would you recommend the 2016 over the 2015? I keep going back and forth between buying 2015 or waiting until I can get a good deal on a 2016. If I go with the 2016, then there is the internal debate between the WR or the FX. I would love to be able to test ride them all back to back. Since I don't see that happening I have to listen to the advise of owners such as yourself. Thus the question about the reasons for your recommendation... Or anybody else's for that matter. 



  • Krannie McKranface
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Posted November 29, 2016 - 07:01 PM


For what reasons would you recommend the 2016 over the 2015? I keep going back and forth between buying 2015 or waiting until I can get a good deal on a 2016. If I go with the 2016, then there is the internal debate between the WR or the FX. I would love to be able to test ride them all back to back. Since I don't see that happening I have to listen to the advise of owners such as yourself. Thus the question about the reasons for your recommendation... Or anybody else's for that matter. 

 

The '16 is waaaaaay more refined in all respects, especially the FI, the ECU, and the build quality.

 

The '16 feels 30lbs lighter all the time, unless you get stuck under the bike on the side of a hill. Then the 6 less lbs are invisible...

 

The WR is for plating.

If you want to plate your bike, and your state makes it tough to do with a 'closed course' bike, get the WR. 

 

If you just want lighting, you can add that to the FX.

 

The FX is noticably more aggressive in power, steering, and suspension, compared to a stock uncorked WR.

 

The FX is not as aggressive as a YZF, and no where near as agressive as the older carb'd YZF's in terms of power delivery.


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  • motoracerx7

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Posted November 30, 2016 - 01:25 AM


For an out the door price of $2k less than the MSRP of a '16, MXJunky opted for the left over '15 and isn't going to be losing any sleep over it.

+1. I just picked up a leftover '13, new, 0 miles, for $4800 out the door.

For a 47 yr old dude that is just a weekend trail warrior, I couldn't be happier.  I'll work on making the needed adjustments over the winter.



  • Krannie McKranface
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Posted November 30, 2016 - 06:11 AM


+1. I just picked up a leftover '13, new, 0 miles, for $4800 out the door.

For a 47 yr old dude that is just a weekend trail warrior, I couldn't be happier.  I'll work on making the needed adjustments over the winter.

 

If you know of any more at this price please pm me.

 

I know there are TONS of 250's left, as some of my big  vendors are giving them away as raffle door prizes for christmas......they are that cheap...


Edited by Krannie McKranface, November 30, 2016 - 06:12 AM.


  • 1trackmind

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Posted November 30, 2016 - 08:45 AM


+1. I just picked up a leftover '13, new, 0 miles, for $4800 out the door.

 

Holy Crap! For that price I would buy one of those, even if it was just to resell it. People are trying to sell used 12s for $3200 to $6000.

 

The '16 is waaaaaay more refined in all respects, especially the FI, the ECU, and the build quality.

 

The '16 feels 30lbs lighter all the time,.....

 

 

 

The FX is noticably more aggressive in power, steering, and suspension, compared to a stock uncorked WR.

 

The FX is not as aggressive as a YZF, and no where near as agressive as the older carb'd YZF's in terms of power delivery.

Thanks Krannie, that is the kind of information I am looking for. I think I will live with my 06 until I can get the FX. I really don't want to buy a bike and a month later have the "buyers remorse", thinking "Damn! I should have just been patient.". I just hate being patient.



  • motoracerx7

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Location: Ohio

Posted November 30, 2016 - 11:18 AM


Right on fellas. It was an ebay listing in moline illinois. They were asking 6200 with a best offer option. Offered 4800 and they accepted it.

They could have more deals, check them out.
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  • starkall

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Posted December 01, 2016 - 12:44 PM


Selling my 2016 for $7300. I've ridden it a total of 3 weekend camping/riding trips. Bought new in August.

  • patrick2wd

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Posted December 04, 2016 - 08:25 AM


came across this in France...

 

9d053ff7e724e057071380665ef0e483b76cf8ce

 

asking 18K in euros..

 

next email.. 14K

last email 11K..

only has 50 kms on the odo...


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  • LRB

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Location: Utah

Posted December 06, 2016 - 08:12 PM


The dealer was going to install a upgrade kit.
It's on national back order.


Can you elaborate on this kit?

I just bought a brand new 450 because it saved me $3k vs a 2016

I have to agree that starting the bike suuuuuucks. It takes 10+ tries sometimes on the e start and it's ticking me off.

  • MXJunky

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Posted December 07, 2016 - 12:35 PM


MXJunky hasn't had any problems starting his '15 model.  Three presses of the button, max.  Using the kickstarter fires it right up, very easily.






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