New Bike Choice Messin; with my Head

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  • wrryder

Posted January 11, 2006 - 07:28 AM



It's time to replace my '99 WR400. I've been very happy with my WR but am having a hard time pinning down my final choice on a new bike. I'm 6'6 240 lbs so the right ergos are a key for me. I ride mostly woods in NorCal and usually do a couple of harescrambles a year. My question is mainly directed to anyone whose ridden/owned '06 EXC400/450 and WR450 since I've narrowed my choice down to to those bikes. I love the power delivery, dependability and low maintenance of wy WR. So, I am really looking for the same thing in a better handeling, lighter feeling bike with E start with the ergos to accomodate a TALL person. Seems to me like I would be happy with a new WR but the power of Orange keeps sucking me in. I have ridden a '98 300 EXC which I did not care for and a '03 400 EXC which handeled and tract great but I missed the smooth higher revving power of my WR.

Anyone out there logged time on the WR and EXC who can give me their opinion?

  • FrankTheTank

Posted January 11, 2006 - 10:46 AM


I am pretty new to the dirt bike stuf (have been ridin quads for a while) but I picked up a new 06 wr450 and it fits me great (6'4" 225lbs) I could use a little taller bars (hopefully fixed by the scotts steering damper) but the seat and everything else fits well and when I finish the free mods this week, it should have plenty of power.

Just my .02 worth

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  • Matty05

Posted January 11, 2006 - 02:21 PM


The WR has the highest seat height out of the lot.
Test ride them both mate, I nearly brought a KTM 525exc instead of the WR.
KTM just as reliable as Yamaha.

Yamaha parts readily available and heaps cheaper than KTM.

  • bluebike1999

Posted January 11, 2006 - 05:54 PM


blue goes with more things than orange, and besides you'd have to change your user name.


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