05 DRZ400E vs 05 WR450 or WR250F
Posted April 07, 2005 - 02:43 PM
Posted April 07, 2005 - 03:06 PM
This idea of the 250 is for novice rider is a bunch of crap.
My friend has a WR 250 and I have a WR 400. I can ride his bike as fast as my bike through the trails and feel a lot less tired at the end of the day.
Posted April 12, 2005 - 06:46 AM
Not a good hill climber
You have to work to keep the revs up and stay in the power.
I'll try not to keep this thread going forever, but one question I do have is cornering ability. I've heard the DRZ is heavier in general, but that the pre '05 WRs are top heavy. Which one is better in the corners?
Posted April 12, 2005 - 08:06 AM
Posted April 12, 2005 - 04:00 PM
to clean things up is with a sponge.
Come to the WR450 forum and the DRZ sucks. Go to the DRZ forum and the WR sucks.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and here is mine:
Do I like my DRZ? Yes, I certainly do.
Do I regret buying it? Nope.
I paid $4200 and I have nearly $2,000 in upgrades. That's about equal to the
cost of a WR but I wanted e-start and the WR didn't have that in '02.
Yes, the DRZ has less power and it's suspended pretty soft. I upgraded to heavier
springs and did a 440 kit. In Moab two weeks ago, I was jumping at heights and
distances I could have only dreamed about with the stock suspenion.
My DRZ can handle anything the WR can and has the same power. Ddialogue will
tell you that the power feels exactly like his WR450.
With all the "extras" the WR is still lighter but not by much. Maintanence is about the
same with the expection that you can go nearly twice as long on an oil change with
the DRZ because it holds nearly twice the amount of oil as the WR.
Yes, headshake has always been an issue with the DRZ and can be quite scary topped
out in 5th gear in a sand wash. With the rising cost of everything, I'll just get a
dampner and my DRZ will be even better.
Would I by a WR over the DRZ today if I were in the market? Yes, I probably would
simply because the WR has better suspension and makes more power right out of the
Now, if Suzuki makes a factory DRZ450 with USD forks....well, I'd have to stay Yellow.