Posted April 01, 2006 - 08:03 PM
Posted April 01, 2006 - 10:32 PM
The WR 450 is one mean ass bike. If you want power on demand, suspension that will let you jump the grand canyon, and basically the baddest machine out there, then the WR is for you
The year you are looking at does have a factory recall unfortunately. Something to do with a wood ruff key that can sheer because of an engineering tolerance flaw. If it hasn't been fixed already, it is an easy fix by installing parts from the 2004 model for a little over $100.
Price of the bike always depends on how used is it? How many miles? What kind of condition is it in? Those are all variables you will have to look at.
But I would say for $4500, it would have to be in like bran new shape.
Posted April 02, 2006 - 03:24 AM
But like said above, at that $$ It should be new or near new.
For another $1,000 you can get a new left over 05 that'll have updates.
Posted April 02, 2006 - 03:41 AM
$4,500 is too high for an '03 unless it was virtually unused.
An '04 is a good compromise IMHO between the cost of a brand new one and the '03 which needs a few updates and will have one more season of use. I saw a few '04's in the mid to upper 3 grand range- that's about where you want to strike a deal.
If you buy one from any distance requiring an overnight stay, you'll want to factor that cost in as well.
Oh- and yes, they're one heck of a machine. Easily the best off road machine I've ever owned. The power, nimbleness, suspension, reliability and serious fun factor are all there. The bike definitely makes you grin like a fool.
Be patient and you'll find the right deal.
My .02 cents.
Posted April 03, 2006 - 08:16 PM
Ohh and the price of 4500$$ I gave is Canadian so I don't know it it makes a differences (it probably sounds a little bit better)
The bike only has about 2500 km on it and was mainly used on road by a 35 year old man!!
Posted April 05, 2006 - 02:08 PM
Posted April 05, 2006 - 08:32 PM