Should I go WRF or KXF?
Posted January 21, 2006 - 08:44 PM
knowing that I love the power/hit of a 250 mx bike, but not being able to go to any tracks (on a regular basis anyway) once i get my next bike...is the wr the best choice for me? If so, what year model is the best? I was thinking like an 05 or something.. dunno yet, but I also thought I wanted to plate it so I could at least ride it to work if I wanted to. Also, if I do plate the wr....do they have a key or something so someone can't just ride it away? Looking for some input from the WR guys. ALSO, last thought, is the 426 a lot less powerful than the 450 models? What is the steering rake? Are those dimensions or any of that information different from the YZ to the WR?
Posted January 22, 2006 - 05:14 AM
I think you need to assess what you want in a bike, definately go out and test ride a few.
Posted January 22, 2006 - 05:45 AM
If you want to plate it forget the KXF or YZ. The WR is easiest to plate,
Posted January 22, 2006 - 06:21 AM
I was thinking like an 05 or something.. dunno yet, but I also thought I wanted to plate it so I could at least ride it to work if I wanted to. Also, if I do plate the wr....do they have a key or something so someone can't just ride it away?
The WR would be a good choice if you want to tag it in Missouri...I know of at least three tagged WR450's (including mine) in southern Missouri - it's pretty easy. The WR doesn't come with a key switch, but one can be added, they are available from a number of sources. If you search on this forum you'll find all the information you'll ever need on this topic. Missouri doesn't require much for a tag - I've added a mirror, rear brake light and a tag bracket and that's all. One buddy, had to add a horn to get his to pass inspection - it sort of depends on where you go. And...the WR is a great ride for the rocky, steep terrain we have around here - I spent the day at Chadwick yesterday with friends and we all just rode there from home on tagged WR's and KTM's.
The KTM EXC 450/525 is another good choice that seems to be pretty easy to tag here.
Posted January 22, 2006 - 11:40 AM
Posted January 22, 2006 - 08:09 PM
Posted January 22, 2006 - 08:45 PM
They are arguably the best offroad bike available, they weigh about 25lbs lighter (224.5lbs vs 249.1lbs just on claimed weights, most likely a lot more in real life) than the WR's and have just as much power.
Posted January 23, 2006 - 09:24 AM
What you doing for lunch today eric?