WR250F or WR450F or XR400 for Enduro's
Posted January 04, 2003 - 02:57 PM
I was in your shoes last week! I bought the XR400. My friend has the WR250F and I've ridden it several times this week. The Yamaha is nice--suspension is great and the bike is lighter than my XR. HOWEVER, you need to keep the revs way up to stay in the "usable" power range. I found it more work while riding in the woodsy stuff here in Washington State. I think an advanced enduro racer could make the WR250 scream, but for ME the XR400 is the best choice. I have tons of tractor power available. There's a big advantage down low for the XR and that's what you need in the tight woods stuff. The XR400 is a lot of fun and will keep up with any of your buds. You'll be singin' Sweet Home!
Posted January 04, 2003 - 03:43 PM
WR450, which will be the most technologically advanced off road bike ever built.
WR450, which will be the 2nd most technologically advanced off road bike ever built.
Posted January 04, 2003 - 07:16 PM
Now I heard all this talk that a WR has the same HP as a 400 but it will not out pull it.Take a 400ci small block GM motor and a 400ci big block GM motor.They are the same and you can make the same Hp but the big block will out pull it, it just has more beans, it will have more bottom and torque.Same thing as the WR,yeah she will pull 30 hp at high rpms but the XR will pull 30hp just about off idle and will be going when the WR is all out of gas.ALso the XR will turn better but it heavier so take as it is it.
This just my 2 cents.
Posted January 04, 2003 - 11:43 PM
Now someone said that somebody told them that a Honda XR250 is heavy. I beg your pardon but a XR250 is lighter than a WR426. A Honda XR250 weighs per being weighed wet no gas by a Dirt Bike Magazine , 237 lbs. That is 5 to 6 lbs. lighter than Honda claims. Most manufacturers claims are a bit light.
I think of the current crop of Water Cooled bikes Yamaha is coming along and is worth watching. I don't like what I see Honda is coming out with. They didn't ask me what I wanted until it was too late. I would love to see a stroker crank in a WR450 and see what that does for the power. I also would put on a Edlebrock Quicksilver carb. They really smooth out the power. Use them on my XRs and tried one on a Husaberg 470. Improve power, fuel economy, and will idle on its side.
I wonder if Yamaha will be coming out with a cooling fan kit for the WR ?
Posted January 06, 2003 - 08:44 PM