2006 WR450 Heavier!


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  • stonewall

Posted July 18, 2005 - 02:46 PM

#61

Carrying 8.1 lbs. around all day makes a difference and most of that weight is up high which compounds the problem. It makes a huge difference for people like me who are vertically challenged.


True, but I'm used to 150+ mile days in the eastern woods on a XR650R. Compared to that the '05 WR450 feels like a 250 two stroke. :eek: The '05 WR hides it's weight well. I had a chance to spend a few days on a well set up '04 WR and it didn't feel much better in the tight stuff than the big XR. The small changes they made to the '05 made a BIG difference. Still, none of the big off road 4 strokes are anywhere near what I'd call a lightweight bike.
If weight is real important to you then you can't do much better than that KTM 300 you're riding now. :applause:

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  • elton

Posted July 19, 2005 - 09:25 AM

#62

...If weight is real important to you then you can't do much better than that KTM 300 you're riding now. :applause:


I believe the KTM 200exc is the only enduro that is lighter than the 300 (10lbs, and feels it); you give up some of the "3-stroke" torque but get a very flickable bike with a usable, predictable, "fun" hit -- the 6 speed tranny is also nice.

Elton

  • G'nK-ville

Posted July 19, 2005 - 04:08 PM

#63

back to topic, could be computer and reinforced swingarm plus new seat foam could just mean "more". Maybe? Back to the wr bashing.




 
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