WR450... a good wife bike??
Posted February 16, 2006 - 03:08 PM
Posted February 16, 2006 - 09:47 PM
... Get her to try a TTR250. It has all the things she'll probably want. Low seat height, comfy saddle, good suspension, electric start and more than enough power for most anything she'll want to do. It has things you'll like, as well. It's cheap, relatively light, requires very little maintenance, is easy to work on, and hasn't changed much since 1999 making parts and accessories easy to get. Unless she's an awesome rider and you have the time to maintain hers and yours, a WR450 is probably not the right choice for either of you.
That TTR250 is a pig in its own right. Its just as heavy as the 450. However, it should be as bullet proof as those old XR's. I had a TTR225 and it was impossible for that bike not to run all the time. The entire TTR line of bikes are really solid.
I for one, am on my third bike choice for my wife. We started out with a quad, then a ttr225 and now we are on a ttr125 for her. This is all her choices and varying satisfaction/dissatisfaction with each of these.
Us guys will find a bike we like that has good size and power, then we will spend money to make it work right (new bars, pegs, fenders, levers,etc...)
I don't know of many women who are that committed to the process of obtaining the "perfect" bike.
So... good luck with your choice. I am equally interested in "how" you choose instead of what you choose.