Test Report on 05 WR450 ?
Posted March 03, 2005 - 10:14 AM
Does it get decent gas mileage on a tank? Or would I be needing an IMS/Clarke tank for the longer hauls? I wonder if it does OK on a MX track too. Is it good in the rocks and nasty tight stuff too. Any actual weight claims too.
Thanks for any comments.
Posted March 03, 2005 - 11:36 AM
Posted March 03, 2005 - 11:45 AM
My last bike was a KX 250 which was a great bike but I'm a big guy and riding in the mountains it would get stuck on the side of too many hills for my taste. Before that I rode a CR500 and as you may well imagine I didn't get stuck on any hills. I would compare this bike to my 500 in power and usability, just much easier to ride.
Hope this helps.
Posted March 03, 2005 - 12:07 PM
You want GRUNT....
You want PROVEN RELIABILITY.....YES, RELIABILITY... (no top-end rebuilds like the Bikes that start with K's and H's or at least not as often)
You want PARTS AVAILABILITY....
You want EASE of MAINTENANCE... no longer have to remove header pipe for oil changes like the early WRs (had a 99).
You want COMFORT.....
You want the LIGHTEST BIG BORE THUMPER OUT THERE.... .but its worth the extra weight.
The shear power from this bike still amazes me...I have done no mods other than YZ throttle stop.
CRF450X looks really really sweet...but who knows how that top end will last (lots of problems with the 250)...the CRF450X also has a huge waiting list
CRF450F is probably the BEST ENGINEERED bike out there...just look at one some time and you will know what I mean.
Posted March 03, 2005 - 03:23 PM