wr250 or 450 advice please
Posted December 24, 2006 - 02:41 PM
Posted December 25, 2006 - 03:22 PM
Posted December 25, 2006 - 07:22 PM
I just came off of a modded 02 WR250 to an 07 WR450. I rode the 450 for the first time yesterday and it will take me time to get used to it. I had to be real careful how I grabbed power. It almost got away from me a couple times. Thankfully the throttle stop was still in. A modded 250 will out run and definitely out manuever the DRZ and an XR400. You can not go wrong with the 250 especially the new ones which are much more nimble than my 02. If you do more technical, woodsy, tight single track then go with the 250. If you are more wide open desert type riding then go with the 450.
I dont know what has to be modded on the 07, I have an 06, and I do have a question or 2 for you. This bike that almost got away from you, what mods were done if any? I am not trying to dog you in any way. I got my 06, from the dealer with the throttle stop done, nothing else and it felt like a moped (in comparison I came off a RM250). I do think your answer is right on the money, I just gotta question the new 07.
Posted December 25, 2006 - 10:19 PM
Posted December 25, 2006 - 10:38 PM
Posted December 26, 2006 - 06:51 AM
450 you won't regret it.
Posted December 26, 2006 - 12:13 PM
im looking to get a new bike next week, was riding a 04 drz 400, good bike just a little heavy. i ride agressive trails, love hill climbing and some open desert. cant decide between the wr250 or wr450, im only 155lbs with gear. im totaly on the fence between the two bikes. the cost diff doesnt matter, just want something more nimble when riding. both bikes are lighter then what i was on before. How is the power on the 250. coming from a 400 would i be disapointed with the power of the 250? any advice is greatly appreciated, happy holidays everyone
drz400 - Heavy
wr450 - still heavy, but considered light for a big bike.
wr250 - not heavy, but not necessarily light. Weight becomes a non-issue.
At your weight, I would think that a wr250 will have you haulin ass down any trail, up any hill, around any turn, over any rocks and through any sand wash.
You could put a big bore kit in it for extra grunt, but you won't need it.