WR450 vs. 450R.......who wins??
Posted May 18, 2007 - 06:20 PM
I'm looking to buy a new bike, and I will be doing mostly desert riding. We like to climb hills, do some goat trail riding, hit the woops, and fly through some sand washes. So I'm stuck, , and can't decide between the two bikes. Most of my friends lean towards the Honda, but I have heard the maintence on the Honda is "often". I have heard the WR is reliable, durable, and the maintence schedule is light. I'm not hung up on the issue of working on the bike, but I would be concerned if the "overall life expectency" is short on either bike. I'd be interested in what the "Yamaha" crowd would have to say.
ps. Thanks 4 your time
Posted May 18, 2007 - 08:40 PM
Posted May 19, 2007 - 05:33 AM
Posted May 19, 2007 - 04:53 PM
Yes thank you, It is the 450 X that I'm comparing to the WR450.
Posted May 19, 2007 - 07:03 PM
I own the 07 WR450...and I love it. I think the WR has more upgrade features with Titanium Footpegs, Triple clamp with Fat Bar, Better Suspension (48 MM). I also think the WR Blue wears better over time. My friends 450X shows more wear. WR is lower geared, and 450X has more top end speed.
Honestly, both great bikes. It really comes down to the color and features you value most. I would certainly give the WR the nod on reliability on less MX.
Posted May 19, 2007 - 07:22 PM
This year I racked up well over 80 hours on the hour meter. I haven't even checked the valves yet. It has no hesitation at all and starts hot or cold first or second kick. Yamaha motors are rock solid. I wouldn't buy anything else for that reason alone.