WR450 in shock horror "I'm a bloater" confession
Posted November 09, 2002 - 12:40 PM
Posted November 09, 2002 - 12:57 PM
Seriously, if you want a YZ, buy a YZ. If you want lights and an electric start, buy a wr450f. This isn't rocket science, gents. If its important to you, the extra poundage is justified. Personally, alot of the weight savings on the new YZ sound to me like a bike that is sacrificing durabililty for weight. Thinner walled this, smaller that. I'll take mine overbuilt and heavy if i have a choice. The seconds that a lighter bike takes off a lap make zero difference if you dont finish because something broke.
For those of us that dont race, its sort of a non-issue on the whole. Making a trail or enduro bike into a motocrosser or vice versa is a sacrifice of something either way. I would offer that either bike seems sure to bring a smile to your face. Ahh, that all of life's decisions could be so much fun to ponder.
Posted November 09, 2002 - 02:51 PM