07 WR450 - First Real Ride Report
Posted August 19, 2007 - 06:17 AM
I've spent the last month or getting it broken it, setup, jetted, tuned, etc. Yesterday several of us went into southern Kentucky to ride and was was a bit anxious because of the power I had seen when getting the bike setup. I rode with a KTM 525 exc, YZ250 and CRF250 and began the ride cautiously for about 15 minutes.
All I can say is WOW! Maybe I was riding a bit more conservative but yesterday is the first time I didn't drop my bike. I don't think that has ever happened once. I have a Scotts steering stabilizer and the thing just railed up steep very rocky climbs. Lofting the front over anything is as simple as thinking about it. I was clipping along, still conservative, behind the KTM and in his dust (I know!) I suddenly hit a hole about 2 feet deep. I thought I would crash but no problem!
Power was smooth and controllable. Gripping the bike with my knees, elbows up, pick up the front wheel and an almost effortless journey through a rocky creekbed began. I couldn't believe it.
I ended they day without being sore or overly tired. Today I don't feel any negative effects of the ride.
Posted August 19, 2007 - 02:43 PM
Posted August 19, 2007 - 05:48 PM
The more you ride that bike the more you will love it! I can't believe how nice the WR's ride. Next time out maybe the KTM will eat some of your dust...