04 or 05 WR450 which one's better?
Posted September 07, 2004 - 02:30 AM
What are your thoughts?
Posted September 07, 2004 - 03:07 AM
'05 all the way...I have to agree....plus, you get some decent handlebars....
Personally, however, I'm waiting for '06......alum. frame and even lighter.....
Posted September 07, 2004 - 04:23 AM
I'm a tall guy so the shorter bike is a negative to me (especially since half of it came out of the suspension)
Also the gas tank was too small on these bikes to start with... and they made it even smaller, yet another negative. Then theres the lower compression and the higher pricetag... The sticker thing don't matter a hill of beans to those of us outside of CA and the brakeline is easily rerouted.
There were a few nice changes to the 05 but there were just as many negative changes...
I would have been happy on a '05 too... but given the choice between the 2, I'm damn glad I found a '04 still sitting in a showroom.
Posted September 07, 2004 - 06:10 AM
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Posted September 07, 2004 - 08:18 AM
WHy do you need a 05 wr 450 when you have an 04 300 exc. I thought everyone was dumping the big thumpers for the miracle orange bike.
I bought the 300 to ride the ISDE qualifiers in Idaho, I always planned on getting the 05 WR when they came out, still not sure if I can afford to keep both bikes considering I just bought a house.
The 300 is an incredible bike, everyone that's ridden mine can't believe how smooth,fast and light it is, it's truly one of the nicest bikes I've ever owned.
As far as guys "dumping" fourstrokes for a miracle bike, I don't know any. The WR is a great bike for me, I go on long distant rides with my friends and I need a fun, comfortable, reliable bike to ride all around Nevada on, the WR suits me fine.. After all, I've owned 3 of them.
Posted September 07, 2004 - 11:13 AM