WR or YZ, 250 or 450
Posted January 24, 2008 - 04:46 PM
My concerns with each is, weight, lack of power, and suspension never beng as good with the wr-450, Lack of power with the yz-250 as I get more experience but I like the wt, Maybe a little afraid of the wt and power of the yz-450, but I don't really think that would be an issue.
I just don't really want to by another new bike and regret it after a couple of months when hopefully I improve.
Thanks for the help and sorry about the lenth.
Posted January 24, 2008 - 05:06 PM
Posted January 24, 2008 - 08:21 PM
At your weight and size, get the WR450. In the real world the weight difference between the 250 and 450 4-strokes is negligible. Anybody telling you different better have a sponsor and a huge semi following them around from arena to arena. At 250 lbs, if you drop 15 of them, you've pretty much taken care of the difference between the bikes...trust me, I know from experience. With the 450 you will NEVER be lacking for power, and can leave it in uncorked form for as long as you need to get used to it. You can then increase things incrementally until you get to max power. To top it off, you get the magic button.
I'm sure someone will chime in and say how that 15 or so pounds is critical and that it's truly an order of magnitude. To that I say, stop shopping in the junior miss section, eat a couple steaks, get to the gym and get real...SC
Posted January 29, 2008 - 01:47 AM
After a couple of rides with free mods + AIS removal kit installed, I started feel that WR's suspensions were too soft even on a desert(note that I only weigh 160LB at 5.7'). There was no way I could take WR on a track. I would be too dangerous.
Then I got me 07 YZ250F strictly for a track riding. I still did not get YZ450F because I still felt YZ450F would be too much for me.
WAS I WRONG!
I should have gotten YZ450F in the first place! 250 simply does not have enough power. In order to clear some of the jumps at the track I normally go I would have to go way faster than 450 riders! I don't want to go super fast since I don't race anymore.
I used race on 96' RM250 and 97' RM125 in Japan, and I remember how violent RM250's power was especially on a tiny tracks in my country.
Please do not make the same mistake I made! You should just go get 450 motocrossor.
Posted January 29, 2008 - 03:02 AM
It doesn't matter what you do to a WR, you cant really make it a YZ.
I got suspension tuning, motor work, and race pipe on my WR450F, but weight is something you can't compensate for.
Posted January 29, 2008 - 01:14 PM
Posted January 30, 2008 - 04:32 AM
Posted January 30, 2008 - 07:13 AM
Posted January 30, 2008 - 11:09 PM
I still don't own YZ450F, but had a change to ride it. I loved it. It's lighter and nimbler without any mods you would do with WR. I also found that YZ (both 250&450) is way easier to start.
You may feel more low-end with WR, but I believe it's mostly from gearing.
I will still keep my WR450 because of the Green sticker thing, but if I wasn't in California, I would definitely get a YZ450F.
Posted January 30, 2008 - 11:19 PM
Posted January 31, 2008 - 12:03 AM
Posted February 01, 2008 - 03:36 PM
Get it sprung for your weight and riding style. that's $200 and will prevent the bottoming out.
Posted February 02, 2008 - 09:39 AM
I'm only 5'7 and 160 lbs. and I prefer my WR450 for all types of riding. At one point I did own a WR250 and I was always tweaking it for more power.
Just my 2 cents.