Posted October 12, 2004 - 03:23 PM
Posted October 12, 2004 - 03:55 PM
Posted October 12, 2004 - 06:30 PM
The 650R feels more like old time enduro bike. It is a total blast. Lots, lots, lots of HP and torque even from very very down low. The bike is very stable in rocky trails probably because of its weight. It has a very good suspension for trail riding of almost all types to my sense. It is a very comfortable bike to ride for long rides. You feel good riding it even after 100 miles of trails.
the downside is that, because of its weight, it is not that easy to toss it around eventhough it does not feel like it. For example, if you find a trail and a you put a rider used to the 650R on a 426, he turns out to be faster on the 426 then on his own bike... (did it twice). My best buddy owns a 650R and loves the power but also knows that for performance matter, if the trail is not wide open, the WR is faster. WR also have great suspension, great power delivery, are also very stable... very nice bike.
To my sense, the XR is a nightmare on a single track while the WR is able to make is way pretty darn good...
Posted October 12, 2004 - 07:32 PM
Posted October 12, 2004 - 09:35 PM
Posted October 13, 2004 - 06:20 AM
Posted October 13, 2004 - 03:42 PM
Posted October 13, 2004 - 07:59 PM
The XR has more low end power, but it comes at a price, wieght. Although the XR is a rock solid machine, I love riding my WR much more. E-start, excellent handling, nice power band, reliable. Very happy with it.