Help wr 426 vs xr 400

8 replies to this topic
  • fitchly

Posted July 16, 2005 - 07:02 AM


Going to buy a 02 wr 426 today or a 02 Xr 400

Whats the difference?

  • jwriott

Posted July 16, 2005 - 09:25 AM


- Faster
- Way better Suspension
- Modern Layout
- Tons more power everywhere
- Very reliable if maintained
- Stable at high speed

- Poor front suspension
- Needs Fork Brace and Steering Damper
- Same HP output as a CRF250X with more torque (way less than the WR)
- Dead reliable with little maintenance
- Turns tight and is decent in nasty slow trails

I'd buy the WR hands down. I've owned both and there is no comparison.

  • wkloiber

Posted July 16, 2005 - 09:28 AM


Go with the WR426 hands down. Way more power. You won't be dissapointed.

  • FTD

Posted July 16, 2005 - 03:30 PM


I'd buy the WR hands down. I've owned both and there is no comparison.

Same here...

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  • firestarter

Posted July 16, 2005 - 03:57 PM


I've owned both too at the same time,, the WR is better everywhere even to get it started (once you get the drill).
There's no reason to buy a XR in this days believe me.

  • simon@vic

Posted July 16, 2005 - 04:05 PM


yes the wr is a way better bike. the 2 bikes can not be compared at all. one is a modern race bike and the other is an older recreational bike. i personally think the xr250 is a better bike then the xr400.

  • wrkaholic

Posted July 17, 2005 - 09:38 AM


Honestly, I have nothing against a XR400, but, a WR426 is in a different league. The technology difference between the two is night and day. Don't debate it, just take the plunge and get the 426. In a few weeks or months, you will wonder why you even debated it. I promise. :applause:

  • dale

Posted July 17, 2005 - 10:02 AM


I have nothing against the WR426, but I bought one, spent a bunch of money trying to get it to turn (YZ seat & tank), absorb bumps (full Factory Connection rework), start easier (YZ cam), and in the end I sold it for a big lose and went back to my old XR400 because it works for me. They may be great for people with more energy to spend than me, but I beat a lot of new high dollar bikes at Hare Scrambles because my bike doesn't were me out. You will have a great and reliable bike with either one, I just wanted to counter all the other comments.

  • viggen

Posted July 17, 2005 - 10:56 AM


for me it was price

I found a XR400 for $1700 called them up & never got a returned call, figured it was sold

then a freind told me he would sell me his 99 yz400f for $1600 thus that's what I have

I am obviosly new to this site & I have been out of offroad riding for 14+ yrs. However I would think like others stated they both can be & are great bikes, I would just go ride them both & see what you like. You might like the older technology in the XRmore or you might like the WR

Go ride them both if you can


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