WR450f vs. Ozark Trail Riding
Posted November 22, 2005 - 10:51 AM
I've ridden all the new KTM 250/300 XCWs and the 400/450 EXCs at a recent Demo Day. All were very nice...might have to adjust the suspension, but that was it. However, pricing and availibility might keep me from going orange.
I've always respected the big Yamaha. Everyone seems to love their WRs and the reliability is very impressive.
I just thought I'd throw this question past the crowd to see what others have experienced.
How does the Yamaha do in the rocky tight trails of the Ozarks?
BTW...I'm 35 years old, been riding ~ five years, 6' and 210 lbs.
Posted November 22, 2005 - 11:41 AM
I am 6'1" 240lbs and it fits good.
Posted November 22, 2005 - 11:49 AM
Posted November 22, 2005 - 01:09 PM
Posted November 22, 2005 - 04:09 PM
Posted November 22, 2005 - 07:57 PM
we then watched as the dejected punkin's turned tail cussing at us blue bloods 300'above them. laughing as they went we all decided that it had to be the bikes
Ha Ha Ha Ha!
That was a great weekend! It would have made a great Yamaha commercial!
Nothing but blue bikes at the top after a wet slimy rock garden trail with lots of fallen leaves over a 2,000 foot climb and the last 300 feet was 45 degree grassy slope with absolutely no run up! The Yamaha bottom end grunt without wheelspin proved to be no match for all the KTM's that could not finish!
Posted November 22, 2005 - 08:36 PM
Posted November 22, 2005 - 10:27 PM
I did not realize the distance between heaven & hell was only 300'
Sometimes it is even closer than that. Nice story, sounds like a place I would like to check out.
Posted November 23, 2005 - 05:18 AM
Check them out when you can! And bring your 13 tooth sprocket!
You know it is tuff climbing when the rock crawlers (Maybe because it is KTM orange?) need to be winched up ( Blue cable!) !