What body size is good for WR426???

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  • gsrthomas

Posted April 28, 2002 - 05:43 PM


Hello im new to Thumpertalk. I'm 21 6'1 165lbs from California and I'm planning on purchasing a new WR426. I've owned ATC's and Quads but this is my first dirt bike purchase. I dont know if the WR426 is to big for me. I was looking into the WR250, it would satisfy me for the first couple of months but after I wouldnt be happy with it and i would want something stronger. I'm a quick learner and I always want something faster. So i rather just get into a WR426 rather then buying a WR250 and then selling it to get a WR426. That would just be a waste of money since im in college and in need for money. Some people have said it would be to big for me. But i really want to get it. So please let me know what you guys think. I really appriciate it. Thanks!

  • OMAR

Posted April 28, 2002 - 06:15 PM


my suggestion-by a yz250 instead of the 426 and you'll love it. if you need to go further on a tank of gas you can just put a bigger tank of it. I've got a WR250, and a yz426 and my kid has a yz250, so i've got time on them all. I do love my 426 though.

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  • Brian_in_Long_Beach

Posted April 28, 2002 - 07:13 PM


At 165lbs the YZ/WR250 will have more than enough power for you. The YZ/WR 250 is a high performance bike - you won't be disappointed. I've seen a guy my size, 6'4"/255lb, on a YZ250F give KTM520s fits in the tight stuff. The only place the 250 was at disadvangage was the straight fire roads.


  • yamaha.dude

Posted April 28, 2002 - 07:32 PM


Welcome to ThumperTalk.com

As far as physical size goes, the WR250 and WR426 are virtually identical seat height and length wise... the 250 is lighter, and that seems to make a difference to people, being able to flick the bike around... you are not the heaviest dude out there, so the 250 will have plenty of power - don't underestimate it, esp. once the free mods are made...

It really depends on your style and territory for riding - the 426 does have more power, but is a bit more of a beast to throw around...

Try and ride both and then make a decision...

See you around here again if you get the 426...



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