WR or YZ What to do?

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  • mparrish

Posted April 26, 2004 - 07:13 AM


I have been reading the posts in this thread for quite awhile and even did a search, but have not really found an answer for this yet. I am getting ready to lay down the cash for a new bike, but I can't figure out if I want the WR or YZ. I have always had MX bikes, but there is something about the WR that is really appealing. I occassionaly ride/race a little motocross these days, but spend the majority of my time riding in the desert or trying to out climb my buddies on their 500cc two strokes. I have ridden a few yz 400/426's over the years so I am familiar with the characteristics of the bike and love it, Just hoping to get some opinions from the WR crowd.

Thanks in advance.

  • Wrfrk

Posted April 26, 2004 - 07:30 AM


If your spending most of your time off the track then I say go with the WR, you already know what the YZ's all about so base your decision off of that.

  • yamaharichey

Posted April 26, 2004 - 08:15 AM


Hey Newbie, I live in centerville, if you ever get down this way, look me up and I'll let you try my 03 WR 450. They are the perfect off road bike but a little heavy for moto cross.

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  • tp3dxf

Posted April 26, 2004 - 08:23 AM


If your going to be spending the majority of your time off the track then get the WR. If your focus is going to be track riding then get the YZ.

I race dez and most of the YZ's that I see tend to be modified to be more like the WR's. Bigger tanks, gearing changes, suspension changes, flywheel weights, etc. The gear box and suspension on a WR is better for offroad then the YZ and having a kickstand may not seem like a big deal but you'll get used to having it quick. The WR can even take on some MX tracks but not like the YZ. The YZ may be a little snappier but the WR is faster.

I recommend the WR.

  • FTD

Posted April 26, 2004 - 09:29 AM


Buy a YZ 450 and put a low 1st and a 5th gear in it. :)

  • mparrish

Posted April 26, 2004 - 07:52 PM


I am in India for a few more weeks but, when I get back to UT I might look you up. How hard was it to get the bike street legal in Utah? I have visions of showing up to the MX track and beating all the MXer's on a street bike :)


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