Wr450 vs Wr250
Posted May 16, 2007 - 04:42 PM
I sold my last bike (TT-R 225) about 3 years ago to buy My current Grizzly, I've missed the bike for Solo time since then. I've rode two strokes my entire life until I bought the TT-R 225, I actually loved the bike, it was bullet proof and reliable to me. I now realize it was a Pig. I weighed about 120 when I had it, It turned me into a man when I had to pick it up myself after crashes lol.
So I've been debating over which bike to get, its a small money difference between the bikes.
The 450 weighs about 15 pounds more, not a big deal Imo.
I weigh about 155-165, I've been riding my entire life. So what do you guys think? The TT-R was tame and weighed about as much as the 450, I'm not worried about the weight issue at all, I can easily lift that bymyself. I like the power, but will the 450 be unuseable at my weight?? I plan on hopefully riding both before I buy either, but I'd like input from third parties.
It will be a Yamaha whatever I get. Blue has treated me well over the years, Everyone I ride with gives me hell for not riding Honda as I'm the only Yamaha beside the Rhinos. But My TT-R, and Grizzly have never let me down, and tend to out perform the rest of the crowd
Thanks for any input
Posted May 16, 2007 - 05:51 PM
I will have to say that I can't really see why anyone would choose the 250 over the 450. 15 lbs is not worth the sacrifice in "power when you need it". I recently bought the 450 (from XR 250) and I ride everything. Tight single track, woods, hill climbs, sandy stuff, wide open fields, and the 450 is everything I have ever dreamed about having.
It is fine in the tight stuff, and having that extra power when you need it is great. It come geared a little high though, but unfortunatly I chose not to gear down because I like the perfect 2nd gear ratio for big hill climbs. However I will try gearing down.
Overall the bike is a phenominal machine, handles perfect and is so thrilling to ride. Oh it is an 06 by the way.
Posted May 16, 2007 - 06:07 PM
Posted May 16, 2007 - 07:00 PM
Good luck! Don't stress.
Posted May 17, 2007 - 11:11 AM
Posted May 17, 2007 - 01:39 PM
For 40 miles at a moderate pace, the 450 is great. But if you are racing or riding enduros, you WILL feel every ounce of that 15 extra lbs that the 450 has over the 250.
Also, the real difference is not in the dead weight of the 250/450. The difference in rotating mass is what you'll notice first.
The more gnarly the ride, the more you'll appreciate the 250.
Posted May 19, 2007 - 08:29 AM