wr400 vs wr426
Posted September 12, 2001 - 11:38 AM
Posted September 12, 2001 - 12:06 PM
I had somebody with a 426 drive my 2000WR400 the other day, and he was surprised at how much more get up and go my 400 had.
More displacement almost always equals more torque, but driveability is more important than pure specs.
Posted September 13, 2001 - 02:29 AM
I run a UK 2001 WR426, standard except for FMF Q pipe and airbox lid removed, my brother has a UK 2000 WR400 with E series pipe and airbox lid removed. I have to say that the power is like night and day, the 426 is much, much faster all the way through the range, I ran a 2000 WR400 last year and would certainly not go back
Posted September 13, 2001 - 04:14 AM
1999 WR400, IMS Seat/Tank, Pro-Tapers, Enduro Engineering Hand Guards, FMF MegaMax II Exhaust, Panoram Computer, MSR Skid Plate, Dunlop 756 front/back, Throttle Stop Cut, Air Box Lid Removed, Forks Raised 3/4 Inch
Posted September 13, 2001 - 10:53 AM
YZ426 : 89.9 Mph
WR400 : 95.6 Mph
YZ426 : 90.2 Mph
WR400 : 95.4 Mph
Both bikes were stock and were ridden by a neutral party that weighed 175 lbs. No special fuel or other tricks to enhance performance except Gray wire removal.
The WR400's advantage is acheived with taller stock gearing.
Posted September 13, 2001 - 07:39 PM
Posted September 14, 2001 - 09:36 PM
Originally posted by Dan Lorenze:
Jake, Good question! I've had both at the same time riding them back to back. The power is better on the 426 no doubt! For me the biggest difference is that my 426's suspension is sooo much better than my 98 WR400's. My 426 also wheelies alot eaiser. (if that means anything).
Thanks for your help guys.jake