WR450 - Good trail bike or too much?
Posted June 25, 2005 - 10:29 AM
They both want to be WR450 riders!
Posted June 25, 2005 - 12:48 PM
I also think terrain is a major factor. In tight and technical terrain big bikes have no advantage I've found. I have a 400 and 250 now a 280cc. At my 5'9 160lbs. the 250 is for me the most common ride. It feels a lot lighter and handles better than the 400/426/450/520s I've ridden. It carves without question better than any big bore bike. I have 3 450s a 426 and a KTM520 in my primary riding group and we switch bikes all the time. Yea, I love the fact that I can power up 3rd gear wheelies on the big bikes but I've never been in a situation where I've blown a run or hillclimb because my 250 was underpowered. It was my bad not the bikes fault. I'd say you'll have a great time on either. Now I did install a 280 kit, high flow head, full exhaust... ???
Posted June 26, 2005 - 12:04 AM
The 450 (at least the '05) is very good on trails. I'm "only" 175 lbs and it's not too much for the type of riding I do.
Posted June 26, 2005 - 09:13 PM
Posted June 29, 2005 - 07:08 AM
Posted June 29, 2005 - 07:32 AM
I think out west the 450 would be a better choice.
Posted June 29, 2005 - 10:52 AM