450wr vs. yz450f ?
Posted May 03, 2005 - 06:47 AM
Posted May 03, 2005 - 07:01 AM
Posted May 03, 2005 - 07:12 AM
Posted May 03, 2005 - 07:57 AM
Posted May 03, 2005 - 08:03 AM
Is the power delivery is due to a heavier flywheel only? So I could change the flywheel weight and revalve the suspension and make it more like the yz?
Yes, the WR has a heavier flywheel and also don't forget the cam, the WR cam is more mellow to give you more traction when you need it. You could revalve the suspension to make your bike feel more like a YZ but the WR's suspension is no slouch.... They valve the WR to work better for offroad situations.
Posted May 03, 2005 - 08:29 AM
I did a 100 mile hare scramble a couple weeks ago, and during the third and fourth hour, I was regretting the weight of the WR. The extra 25 lbs was very noticeable in the trees and tight sand washes.
Don't get me wrong, I love my WR. But the YZ is probably a better choice for the tight and twisties and enduro length races. I'm actually going to buy a YZ this fall so I can have the best of both worlds.