WR250 or WR450???
Posted October 25, 2004 - 07:46 PM
Posted October 25, 2004 - 08:03 PM
I would get the 450. Since you are not happy with the TTR..... why risk it?
Posted October 25, 2004 - 08:04 PM
Posted October 25, 2004 - 08:29 PM
Okay, this is where I start getting confused/mixed up. I already made a mistake with the TTR250 and I don't want to make another. I know the WR250F and TT-R250 don't really compare to each other, but without having something else to compare the WR250F to, I am a bit reluctant to purchase it without being able to ride it. I know the 450 will have plenty of power, but will the 250? Like I said, I already made one mistake by going with a 250, I don't want to be right back where I am now, and loose any more money or still not be satisfied. I guess that really is the question... Which bike will meet/exceed my expectations? I know that cannot be answered here, but that is where I stand.
if you are worried the bike will not meet your expectations then you must buy the 450. If you buy the 250 and you do not like it then you will kick yourself. If you buy the 450 and yous till don;t liek it then at least you can say you bought the bad boy and are still bored.
Coming off a TTR250, if a WR450 bores you thn you have severe desinsitization problems... I have been riding my WR450 for almost a year now and tyhe thing is still a thrill ride.
Posted October 26, 2004 - 07:18 AM
Posted October 26, 2004 - 08:02 AM
To wake it up takes a bit of time in the garage and a ProMoto Billet baffle. The 450 likes the same basic mods.
Once this is done its a night and day difference.
Both are great bikes.
Posted October 26, 2004 - 09:07 AM
I had an XR250 and wanted (NEEDED) to upgrade. My choices were an XR400 and a WR426 (Red Sticker issues here in CA kept me from considering the 450). I stressed about this for months trying to decide. My XR250 was so FREAKIN underpowered that it was almost not fun to ride (probably like your TTR) and I was determined not to buy another underpowered bike. There were two things that made me decide to go with the WR426. They were:
1. A WR rider that I met mentioned that, although the XR400 would be fine for a while, I would probably outgrow it in a year and then I will be in the same position as I was with my XR250: stuck with an underpowered bike (NO THANKS!!!)
2. I rode my buddies XR400 up a hill climb and I felt it lag for power. Even this slight lag was enough to remind me of my XR250 (and how I felt when it lagged for power)and I was done with the XR400.
Long story short: I ended up buying an 01 426 even though I thought it might be way too much power (my rationale was that if I screwed up with the purchase I would rather screw up with too much power rather then not enough). As it turns out the bike is absolutley AWESOME. It is just as easy to ride as my XR250 but with MUCH more power. I would STRONGLY recommend that you buy the 450 instead of the 250. You will grow into the bike very quickly (it took me about 30 minutes on the dirt to acclimate to the new bike - they are easy to ride). I really belive if you buy the 250 you will want for more power in a couple of months (if not sooner) and will be once again stuck with an underpowered bike.
Posted October 26, 2004 - 11:05 AM
Hey all, I am new to the forum and new to dirt biking too. I just purchased a new 2004 TT-R250 and I am very disappointed in its performance. Very little throttle repsonse!!! I only have put 25 miles on it and am not happy with it at all. So, I am talking with my dealer about trading in back in on an 05 WR450, but was wondering if that would be over kill? Should I go with the 250 instead? Any thoughts?
Personally, if I had it to do over, I'd go with the 450. I'm 5'9'', 185lbs. and ride almost exclusively trails. The 250F is good, but the 450F is great!
Posted October 26, 2004 - 03:26 PM
Posted October 27, 2004 - 01:42 AM
Posted October 27, 2004 - 05:49 AM
According to the Yamaha website, these bikes are almost identical in dimensions and only 16lbs difference. I would think that I should spend the extra $800 and learn to cope with the extra weight. If would be better to buy the 450 and hold back on the throttle than to buy the 250 and wish you had more.
Thanks for all the good replies, you guys helped me decide to go for the 450.
Posted October 27, 2004 - 09:35 AM
Go with the 450 - it is better to have to grow a little as a rider(which you will do anyways no matter what bike you choose) then to regret your purchase 6 months from now (when you have outgrown the 250)
Posted October 27, 2004 - 10:41 AM
Go with the 450.
The 250 is best in tight woods. Even though it is close to the 450 in weight is feels much lighter. It would get boring fast on a mx track. It just dosn't have enough power. The 450 is fun to ride on an MX track but don't try any triples or it will register on the seimic meter.
Posted October 27, 2004 - 06:30 PM
Posted November 02, 2004 - 09:38 AM
Posted January 18, 2005 - 06:36 PM