06 vs 07 WR450
Posted February 16, 2007 - 05:09 PM
Has anyone rode both bikes? If you have can you tell me how they were different. I have read Dirt Bike article etc but want 06 and 07 compared. Does the engine balancer make much difference etc?
I rode a unplugged 06 today and was impressed. Felt it had a lot of engine breaking though. I even was on a 07 KTM 450EXC and liked the handling of the WR better so it was eliminated.
The 06 out the door is 5700 and 07 is 7500 so am I getting 2 grand worth of upgrades. For your info I am an ex A-class motocross and ISDE rider so am experienced.
Thanks in advance for any input,
Posted February 17, 2007 - 09:59 AM
My advice go for the '07.
Posted February 17, 2007 - 10:38 AM
Couple questions more:
Did you find the 07 motor smoother than the 06? I felt the 06 had more vibration than the KTM. I was hoping with the counter balance or something like that the 07 would be a smoother motor.
Also Dirt Bike talked about low speed flameout. Do you have this problem?
What mods did you make to your bike? Dirt bike lists many but want to know what you did to make it run.
Thanks again for the info
Posted February 18, 2007 - 09:09 AM