Enduro racing on the YZ450F
Posted November 05, 2002 - 08:18 AM
Posted November 05, 2002 - 04:09 PM
While I don't have the 450. I do have the YZ-426. My riding partner has a WR and we have traded bikes quite ofter.
What I can tell you is the YZ's tranny has a much taller 1st. & 2nd. gear. This makes the tight stuff a bit more techinecal to ride for my YZ. If the area you ride in is more open then the woods here in the North West the YZ would be the way to go. But... if tight woods are the "norm" then I would wait for the 2003 WR.
However, you can always get a flywheel weight for the YZ to help equilize the tall gearing. From all the guys here on TT that have added the weight thay all say its a big improvment.
Lots of luck making up your mind.
Posted November 05, 2002 - 04:32 PM