Which one's for me, WR400 orYZ426f
Posted December 12, 2002 - 08:26 PM
Posted December 12, 2002 - 08:57 PM
The DRZ is a good bike too, for trails. This bike is sprung pretty soft and very comfortable to ride, if your not too tall. It has a simular engine/carb design and sometimes performs simularly to the WR. The problems I've seen with the DRZ is that its too compact. I'm 6'3 and it just feels like the handlebars are too close to my lap, even with high bend bars as far forward as possible. The suspension is really coosh too. Too coosh! It doesn't like high speed stuff, especially whoops. Must have a damper due to alot of head-shake once your 1/2 way through 3rd gear of faster. I never have headshake on my WR. But it'll rail a little better in the really tight stuff. Turns on a dime and the front end is just as light as the WR too. Don't wanna take this on a track though. The suspension is just too soft & the bike is just too heavy for track play. Over 270lbs full of gas. You'll have a lot of work to do to the suspension if you ride aggressively at all. If your a sit down and cruise kinda rider, it's probably better for you than the WR. The WR likes being riden aggressively & rewards you for doing that. If you sit down and cruise alot, it'll beat ya up. The DRZ will reward the more casual rider more and tend to beat you up if you push it too hard. The engine will actually do really well on climbs. Maybe better than the WR. THe WR likes to rev & if you know how to cluch it, it'll climb well too. Probably be better if you add a flywheel weight. The DRZ lugs a little better and has a tad bit more grunt down low. This allows it to climb very well. Just can't keep up the the WR anywhere else.
Hope that helps you,
Posted December 13, 2002 - 05:49 AM
$5800 is too much for a 3 year old bike. There are brand new WR 250's available around here in the low-mid $6k range. You should be able to get a nice used 400 or 426 for less than $5k considering the time of year and the fact that the 2003's are completely new.
Posted December 13, 2002 - 06:10 AM
I got a super deal on a YZ, but really wanted a WR. I have been slowly changing it to a WR without lights & smaller tank. Suspension is slated for this winter. The stock YZ wasn't bad in the woods, but as it gets closer to being a WR it is a LOT nicer.
If you ride mostly trails & enduro stuff save yourself time & money - go for the WR. Wish I would have!
Posted December 13, 2002 - 08:14 AM
Posted December 13, 2002 - 11:09 AM
Sounds like you need to do the same thing. The WR is a step beyond the DR. Unless you race MX competitively get the WR. It does it all well - MX/Enduro/even street.
The YZ is a moto machine for the track if you're a real MX racer, get on. I'm not. I just "play" moto so the WR is fine for me. It is a little heavy for MX though.
The DR400 is a great bike, like a sooped-up 350. But keep it off the MX track. It wasn't made for that.
Posted December 13, 2002 - 11:58 AM
Posted December 14, 2002 - 03:57 AM