'99 or '08 ? Worth the cake?
Posted February 29, 2008 - 07:39 PM
Any ideas would be great...
Posted February 29, 2008 - 08:01 PM
07' - 08' is very nimble, lower center of gravity, e-start, auto decomp, ultra reliable, and so on, and so on...
If he wants a new bike he should stick with a WR. The 99' is not really the kinda bike you loan to your buddy that has never ridden before but a cool back up bike I suppose
Posted February 29, 2008 - 09:04 PM
If it really is in very good condition, there's a strong case to be made for keeping it, rather than dropping $6500 - $7000 on a new bike. The WR400s were almost XRish with respect to reliability, and made ample power.
There's a big difference between the '99 and '08, but only you (or your brother-in-law, I guess) can decide whether that difference is worth an outlay of almost five grand. For me, a lot would depend on how pristine the '99 is, and how much I actually plan to ride either bike.