WR426 VS. Raptor 660R........
Posted November 15, 2001 - 12:34 PM
Posted November 16, 2001 - 02:53 PM
Posted November 21, 2001 - 02:11 PM
Originally posted by dhowell:
He is full of it!!! I have a '01 YZ426 and one of my buddies has the Raptor. We rode down to the dealer together and put them both on the trailer (a good sale for the dealer in January). Anyway, to make this short, the raptor can't beat the 426, period. My bike is still stock as far as engine and pipe and he has a slip-on (i forget which brand). The last time we raced in an open field I lined up two bikes ahead of him and let him hit it (he would always complain that he could not get a good start because it comes up so easy). I did not hit it until he went past me. Walked him down and passed him on top. Not that I am taking anything away from the Raptor, because it is a beast and a blast to ride. It hits strong and hard, it just can't beat the 426 on the track, open field or woods. I guess that is why my friend always wants to find some sand to ride in. hahahaha
I am sure he is going to love it when he sees this post.
Posted January 17, 2005 - 12:49 AM
Posted January 17, 2005 - 06:31 AM
That said...the raptor is a fun quad, but the handling SUCKS. My current quad is a blast, it's the new Honda TRX450R. I would say it is the closest you will ever get to a bike with four wheels. I would imagine the Yammi YZF450R is similar.
For your wife however, if you want to get her an all around FUN quad, that can do anything, but isn't necessarily the most powerfull, get her a Suzuki (or Kawasaki) Z400. They are the easyest quads to ride, the most user friendly powerband and suspension, and have the best frame geometry. I just wish they'd put a big-bore motor in one of them...
The only reason I'm going back to bikes is because of suspension. I live in the desert, and quads will kick your a$$ due to the side to side pounding. At the dunes however, they can't be beat!
If all your wife wants to do is drag race, get the rappy, put a +6 swingarm on it, and stroke the motor...but if she just wants to have a good time on four wheels, go with the Z or one of the racing quads from Honda or Yammi.
Oh yea, and that dealer is definately full of crap. In a drag race, a fully hopped up Raptor could probably kick a WR's butt, but in ANY other situation bikes have the advantage...And 101 mph... LOL! What a dork!
Posted January 17, 2005 - 07:35 AM
I see Marcusmoberg is working at a dealership now!
LOL! That's exactly what I thought when I read this thread!!