Which one should I buy?
Posted July 06, 2007 - 06:09 AM
I would like to buy a street legal enduro and finally I chose the WR series.
There are two bikes that I think are worth buying just cannot decide wich one:
WR450, 2004 dec, 6400km ~$7000
WR426, 2001, 3000km ~$4500
What are the main differences between the WR450 and the WR426?
The owner of the WR450 said that the previous owner raced with the bike 2x an than sold it for a KTM EXC300. Could it be a problem that the bike was raced from 0km?
How much is stronger this bike than a DRZ?
edit: found an interesting thread about WR vs DRZ: http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=359537
Posted July 06, 2007 - 08:41 AM
Posted July 06, 2007 - 09:04 AM
So there is not much difference between the 2001 WR426 and the 2004 WR450?
Could you tell me some advantages over the DRZ and the CRF? I have heared that the Yamahas are the most reliable and if I want to buy a strong japanese Enduro I dont have much choice (most CRFs are cross bikes not enduro)
ps.: both bike have plates (wich would cost at least another $1300)
Posted July 06, 2007 - 10:24 AM
I break my bikes and cars in hard, but not excessively so, and never have had a problem from doing that. I would have some extra $$ available in case something fails after your purchase (as with any used product).
Best of luck,
Posted July 07, 2007 - 10:24 AM
The 2 stroker is a complitely different story. F***ing scary!! I accelrated it at a grassy field and when some bumps came into picture it made me give some more gas (unwanted) and the bike went like some spacerocket. Yeeez!
They say the the WR's are more userfriendly, what do you think?
Posted July 07, 2007 - 11:36 PM
I won't kid you. The WR can be fast enough to scare you. But don't think of it like a 2 stroke. It has a managable power band that an intermediate rider should be able to handle.
Mine has the free mods done and I can still ride it like a grandma if I want to just cruise. That's what I've liked about the bike, and when I want to open it up, it really will, but it's not gonna happen by accident. If you know you're never gonna want to see all the power it has, don't do any of the mods. My buddy just got an '06 and it seemed pretty tame with no adjustments made.
Posted July 07, 2007 - 11:42 PM
Posted July 08, 2007 - 08:05 AM
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Posted August 13, 2007 - 05:10 PM
I think I found the answer:
Hey thanks for quoting me, I just found this, haha! Anyway, it's true and I said that quite a while ago. I still love this WR for these reasons and I've never had a problem with it, but that being said, it's nearly impossible to get it legally plated here in CA and Yamaha is simply not competing in the dual sport market to this level, at least where I live. So, with much regret, I will be selling the WR and putting the money down on a DRZ SM. I know I'll be losing some power, and sacrificing weight, but I don't get out to the desert to ride as much as I'd like and I just got my street license. Being limited on not being able to just go out and buy a bike for the street, I have to make the sacrifice. If anyone knows someone who wants a WR in CA tell them to PM me...
Posted August 14, 2007 - 06:08 AM
Posted August 14, 2007 - 07:34 AM
Why not buy the KTM EXC? It's street legal and still a great dirt bike...SC
Hey Clark, were you talking to me or the guy who started the thread? I think he might have long since given up checking this one. If you were talking to me, I'd say I've heard that the KTM's are pretty maintenance intensive, and I'm looking for a reliable, relatively low maintenance bike. Aside from the fun factor, I'm looking to save some cash on gas in the process, so I don't want to have to pour a bunch of money into maintenance. I also know they're pretty expensive initially and I really can't afford very much if I want to have other nice things! I'm pretty reserved when I ride unless I hit a section I know and can open it up, so I think the DRZ will do it for me, plus I can dump money into making that faster one day too...thanks for the suggestion, if it WAS for me...
Posted August 14, 2007 - 12:07 PM
Posted August 14, 2007 - 02:29 PM
Posted August 14, 2007 - 02:52 PM