Wr400 vs Wr450

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  • ash105

Posted June 15, 2007 - 10:50 PM


I am thinking about updating my '99 wr400 to a '03/04 Wr450, mainly for the elec start. Is there any big difference in front end handling between the 2 models or are they the same as the 400 and tend to wash out in corners etc.
Is there much difference in handling between the 400 & 450 when having to push them through tight forestry trials as I've read in other forums about the 400 being top heavy where as the 450 carries the weight lower.

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  • amaaaron

Posted June 16, 2007 - 12:23 PM


my dad had a 99 wr400 i was on a yz250 at the time but he would let me ride ocasionaly (we ride in the woods) and i loved it. but i had to out do him so i got an 05 wr450 and it deffinatly feels faster but it also feels more top heavy thats just my opinion

  • xrmarty

Posted June 16, 2007 - 05:03 PM


the 400 is a great bike that has only one fault: no e-start. If you don't care about the e-start than just stay with the 400, if you do (like I do) upgrading to a 450 is the way to go. I rode a yz400 once ( I know not excactly the same), and I thought it was an all-around decent bike.


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