Have a drz400s, looking at a wr400. Any thoughts
Posted April 12, 2006 - 07:20 PM
Posted April 12, 2006 - 07:39 PM
They are great bikes, but I would keep your DRZ then upgrade to a brand new WR.
Wait till the '07's come out.
Posted April 14, 2006 - 10:32 AM
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Posted April 14, 2006 - 01:41 PM
You'd probably like the newer ones better but you certainly wouldn't hate an older one. Mine starts in 1 or 2 kicks.
Posted April 14, 2006 - 04:38 PM
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Posted April 14, 2006 - 08:08 PM
why can''t you commute on a WR? I have herd a few people say this before to, you can run it hard on the trails all day long but cant take it 10 miles to work and back? whats the difference?
Okay, I have rode my WR to work a few times. It's just not fun to ride on the California freeways. At 80 mph it's revving pretty fast. Around town it's okay as long as you aren't sitting at a stoplight for too long, then you worry about the bike heating up. I also worry about keeping the front wheel on the pavement because I get the urge to wheelie everywhere I go. Between the two bikes the OP listed, the DRZ is better at pavement and the WR is better at dirt. They can both do either one.
Posted April 16, 2006 - 05:50 PM
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Posted April 19, 2006 - 11:57 AM
I wouldn't trade back one model year for the little, if any improvement you will see. The DRZ is an under rated bike which compares well to an earlier WR. It just han't been developed over the last five years as the WR has. The DRZ is heavier but really doesn't "feel" it...and you would give up the happy button? If you were trading to a newer 450 it might make sense, but I don't think you will be ahead at all going to an older WR.
Is it worth learning to ride the new bike, or stick with what I got??