WR250 or WR450???
Posted October 21, 2004 - 11:58 AM
Posted October 21, 2004 - 12:14 PM
Power has always been a high priority for me, so the answer was easy. The WR450 doesn't have too much power, but it does have a whole helluva lot of it.
Posted October 21, 2004 - 12:19 PM
Posted October 21, 2004 - 12:43 PM
Posted October 21, 2004 - 12:45 PM
Seat height on the WRs is a long way from the seat height of the TTR 250. I am 6'1" and wouldn't mind the bike being an inch or two lower.
Posted October 21, 2004 - 12:47 PM
Posted October 21, 2004 - 12:49 PM
When its tight single track I take my 250, its much lighter and less tiring to ride. When I want more speed and power I take my 450. The 450 is much heavier and a lot of the weight is up high. You have to be tall and strong to ride it well.
Both are good reliable bikes. Both need a little fooling with to run right.
Posted October 21, 2004 - 01:25 PM
Hard for me to know what to do without actually getting to ride them before I buy. I wish dealers would let you test drive. I understand why they can't, still bites though.
Anyway, thanks for the comments.
Posted October 21, 2004 - 02:47 PM
Posted October 21, 2004 - 04:42 PM
I never put both on the scale. The 250 seems much lighter.
My 250 goes through mud better than my 450. The 450 always seems to hang on a compression stroke and stall. The 250 dosn't it just keeps running.
But when the terrain opens up the 450 is much more fun.
I wish Yamaha would come out with 350 that would have the good traits that both bikes have. More power than the 250 and less weight than the 450.
Posted October 21, 2004 - 05:33 PM
Posted October 22, 2004 - 05:57 AM
Posted October 22, 2004 - 06:01 AM
Have you ever ridden a 250?
Yes I have! It still does not feel like a 250 2 smoke! yet they are almost the same weight. The WR250 feels a lot more like my WR450 then a CR250 2 smoke!
Posted October 22, 2004 - 06:03 AM
Then the bike goes BOOM.
I kept my mods to a dull roar so I wouldn't have to walk back to the truck.
Posted October 25, 2004 - 03:12 PM
Oh well, I hope it's worth the wait. I'm sure it will be.
Posted October 25, 2004 - 05:51 PM
I kick 525 and 450's every weekend on my stock 03 WR250 in the bush and racing. Last weekend in opens out of 40 bikes I got second all day and bikes 1-5 were all 250's.
My theory is if your gunna rack up the kms gt the 450 for every thing else the 250 rips.
Posted October 25, 2004 - 07:40 PM