Which to get Wr250 or WR450
Posted May 20, 2007 - 12:25 AM
I have been ridig for about 6 years only road and mostly track. I have a Ducati 999S and have only ridden it on the track for the last two years. I do about 10 maybe 15 track days each year mostly in the warmer months.
I want something to do in the winter time so I want to get a dirt bike.
Most of the trails here in Australia need a registered bike and the police patrol these on there own enduro bikes..... bastards.
I run advanced times at the track and one of the goals of joining the dirt are to get more practice and expierence when the bike is moving around and sliding. and to spend more time on the bike.
So should I get a 250 or a 450.
I am 6"1' and 95kg, about 210 lbs.
I haven't riden a dirt bike since I was 12, I am now 27.
I have been doing a bit of reading and would lean toward a yamy or a Ktm.
Please give me your opinions.
Posted May 20, 2007 - 02:50 PM
Did I post this question in the qrong place?
If I did plese tell me so I can put it somewhere else, I just want a few opinions.
Posted May 20, 2007 - 02:54 PM
Posted May 21, 2007 - 07:54 AM
Over 190 pounds I would not consider the 250.
Posted May 21, 2007 - 08:55 AM
Posted May 21, 2007 - 09:19 AM
Posted May 22, 2007 - 03:46 PM
With limited experience on dirt, I wouldnt rule out the 250. A few of my friends that weigh more than you have purchased 250's and love them. Most people that buy the 450's dont have the ability to use all of the bike. I would recommend test riding one of each and decide what you feel most comfortable on.
I agree with the 250. I would NOT buy a brand new dirt bike though. Get a used one. You are going to fall quite a bit.
I am a long time street rider and have played around on the track. But I find dirt bike riding far more challenging and addictive. You will definitely get more comfortable with the bike sliding and moving under you, but if your ducati slips and slides as much as your dirt bike does, you'll highside at every turn.
Yes the 450 is more bike and it has more power, but the 250 has plenty of power. You just have to rev it a little more. Its easier to learn on, easier to throw around and it will carry you over/around/through anything, even at your weight.
After a while, trade the 250 for a 450 after you are comfortable on dirt, which is an entirely different thing than riding on asphalt. That's why you start off used.
Posted May 22, 2007 - 05:42 PM