WR426 vs. DRZ400
Posted March 01, 2001 - 11:38 AM
Thank you in advance!!
Posted March 01, 2001 - 01:19 PM
Sand pit riding: WR
Long gravel roads: WR for fun, DRZ for comfort
Small forest trails: DRZ
Agressive riding: WR all the way.
Sounds like a tough choice.
Posted March 01, 2001 - 01:29 PM
Everyone on this WR forum will say, 'Buy the WR, it's the best'.
Everyone on the DRZ forum will say, 'Buy the DRZ, it's the best'.
Truth be told they are both great bikes.
Personally, at 6'4'' and with a 37 inch inseam, the WR fits me better, I think it's a little faster, and I don't give a rat's arse about carrying around the extra 15 pounds for the sake of electric start (all the DRZ guys say they can't live without itj - whatever).
The DRZ is probably a little better in tighter woods type riding (suspension and handling). The WR is a bit more stable at speed and the suspension is just plain awesome. But both can be modified to do whatever you want.
However, I do think the color blue is MUCH faster than yellow. At least 12 to 13 feet faster in most tests .
Posted March 01, 2001 - 01:32 PM
do you think you could cut down on three percent of the playing?
i don't recommend the WR for mud at all, nop!
most of the canooks on this site ride moose, yup, pur 100% moose. they only kick out one donkey putt but they are brilliant in the mud.
i'm told you shouldn't use them on the tight trails so i would get the WR.
of course you could cadge a lift with a mountie!
oh! sorry, i guess you're left wondering the obvious question, how silly of me!
why DON'T they ride moose' on the trail...
their antlers get stuck in the trees!!!
get the DR, we regret it here every night.
Posted March 01, 2001 - 01:40 PM
When in doubt, GAS IT!
Posted March 01, 2001 - 03:26 PM
Posted March 01, 2001 - 04:51 PM
Posted March 02, 2001 - 09:06 AM
I based my decision on the suspension and power delivery. The WR is for more agressive riders than the DRZ. It isn't as comfortable as the DRZ. I was also looking at the KTM but ruled it out because it needs more maintenance (small oil capacity) and poor availability of parts.
I love the reliability of the XRs... the things are bullet proof (used to own one) but the power just isn't there if you like to race and it takes too much $ to get it anywhere near the level of a stock WR. Reliability of the WR is pretty good except for a few common problems you see posted to this forum.
The XRs are hard to beat in the woods because they turn so quick and have low end grunt. The quick turning also makes them difficult in deep sand. To get the WR to handle better in the woods requires raising the forks in the tripple clamps.
The suspension on the new WR is great out of the box and so is the power. The DRZ suspension isn't tuned for agressive riders but is great as is the power. The XR needs help, it seems to be aimed at more casual riders.
The handling of all these bikes would benefit from better seat/tank configurations, they all come with crappy handlebars/chain/etc so in those areas the bikes are pretty equal.
Posted March 02, 2001 - 09:36 AM
Posted March 03, 2001 - 12:25 AM
Posted March 03, 2001 - 03:31 PM
Why do we park on the driveway and drive on the parkway?
Posted March 04, 2001 - 07:34 AM
Posted March 04, 2001 - 01:45 PM
i did the world athletics championships in seville, spain two years ago & swore i would do edmonton this year. but i only get the end of august off!
canada now knows how close it came!