Price for new '05 WR450
Posted March 21, 2006 - 12:26 PM
Is that a good deal? I called about 6 dealers and nobody had any '06 WR's in stock - no 250s or 450s. I called one Honda dealer and they had two '05 CRF450x in stock for $6k and also a 2006. Even the Honda salesman told me over the phone that you have to really be on top of the maintenance with the X if you want to ensure that you won't have valve/engine troubles. The Yamaha just sounds more reliable to me.
If I don't get a WR450 now, my other option would be to wait for another 6 months for the '07 model to come out but I don't know if I can wait that long with nothing to ride. Any advice would be appreciated. Incidentally, my very first motorcycle was a blue Yamaha 60 dirtbike. Probably early to mid 70's, not exactly sure what model it was but it said "Torque Induction" on the blue side cover panels.
Posted March 21, 2006 - 04:37 PM
Posted March 21, 2006 - 05:14 PM
Posted March 21, 2006 - 05:17 PM
A few weeks ago I paid 6100 pretax and title for a 06.
Another area dealer had a new 05 I was working on. I told him I'd take it if he could get below 5800. He wouldn't do it.
Posted March 21, 2006 - 09:00 PM
Posted March 21, 2006 - 09:40 PM
Posted March 22, 2006 - 06:08 AM
Also, can anyone verify that there have been no changes from the '05 to '06 WR450 model? I don't see that there have been any, other than the '05 weighing 5 pounds less than the '06 according to Yamaha's website but for no apparent reason.
Posted March 22, 2006 - 07:16 AM
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Posted March 22, 2006 - 12:20 PM
Anyway, I'd like to look more into the KTM 450EXC, but I also really like the WR450.
Posted March 22, 2006 - 03:01 PM
As far as the KTM. I'm sure it's a great bike, but i went with the WR for its reliabilityand plenty of parts around for it.
Also, my son has a KTM and the parts seem to cost more, and take a bit longer to get here.