WR450 - Good trail bike or too much?
Posted June 16, 2005 - 06:15 PM
Posted June 16, 2005 - 06:48 PM
Buy it and enjoy.
Posted June 16, 2005 - 07:06 PM
I was pretty set on getting a WR250 but I went and looked at them and I'm kind of considering the 450 now. I haven't rode one but it sure felt nice and narrow and pretty light too. I figured maybe a little extra power wouldn't hurt. I'm going trail ride with it.....do you think it's too much bike for trails?
Get t he 450. If you got the 250, as soon as you got used to it, it would seem underpowered. Then you'd have to sell the 250 at a loss and turn right around and buy the 450 anyway. I'm just saving you money and telling you to skip the first step, go right to step 2!
Posted June 16, 2005 - 07:14 PM
I don't think this would be a very good beginner bike strictly due to the weight--the power is pretty forgiving. If you have some experience under your belt, you will love this bike. Lots of power, and very manageable.
Posted June 16, 2005 - 07:23 PM
My son rides a YZF426 and his buddy has a YZF250. The 426 has all the power required for what we do. and he even enjoys it at the track. The 250 is happier at the track than on the trail because it doesn't have to work as hard to stay up with the big bores.
I know that this is about the WR and not the YZF, but the size differences correlate to the above as well. I would go for the 450. I know they don't feel as "flickible" as the other poster stated. but between the YZF 426 and the YZF250 that I mentioned. I have ridden both of them and can't really notice a big weight difference. but I can feel a BIG power difference
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Posted June 18, 2005 - 12:13 PM
My Husky may be lighter but she needs plenty of TLC.
Posted June 18, 2005 - 02:08 PM
there's no replacement for displacement.....
Posted June 18, 2005 - 03:40 PM
You learn a lot about throttle control REAL fast though....
Posted June 20, 2005 - 09:27 AM
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