01 WR 426
Posted December 02, 2000 - 05:27 PM
Posted December 02, 2000 - 09:24 PM
Posted December 02, 2000 - 11:01 PM
I live in the Salinas area (CALI) and have seen them at the dealerships.
Posted December 03, 2000 - 12:39 AM
Posted December 06, 2000 - 07:22 AM
Posted December 06, 2000 - 09:18 AM
The motor acts more like a 2-stroke than any of the 4 strokes I have ridden. If you are climbing any long hill the rpm's do not drop. They stay on the top end (like the powerband of a 2-stroke). The tank seems big and bulky (3.2 gallons will have that effect...) but the steering seemed to have no problem with tight trails. There is a lot of grunt down low (I removed the baffle only) and did not notice any drop off in power as the rpm's went higher. I didn't do much jumping or MX'ing, just trail riding and a few hill-climbs on some 300 feet hills.
Overall, I am tickled blue about this bike! I am now looking for the YZ seat tank combo.. Any good ideas??
Thanks for reading,
Posted December 06, 2000 - 09:19 AM
Posted December 07, 2000 - 09:38 AM
Posted December 07, 2000 - 03:54 PM
I like the WR much better than the DRZ. I grew up riding hill-climbs, big bore 2 strokes and a GSXR 1100 in a dirt bike frame (Widowmaker type stuff...)
With that being said, the DRZ seems much to quiet for me. Nice power, smooth delivery, good turning, just no feeling of zip. When you jump the throttle there was no sudden 'get-up-and-go'. The bike belongs to a friend of mine, so I couldn't mess with it too much.
I have owned a '99 XR400 and I will say the DRZ was better as an all around bike. The XR was great in the mountains (I live in Utah), but the total power seemed less than the DRZ.
For me, the WR has more overall power, more of a 2-stroke type feel and power delivery. Plus you can lug the motor if you want for trail riding. I'm having a blast on mine!!
Hope this helps,
Posted December 07, 2000 - 05:13 PM
Brakes were industry standard, however front brake seemed better than my bike...Thats my opinion on the 426...Also road a DRZ 400....same course.......liked the 426 better..
426 was bone stock
[This message has been edited by Paul Mooney (edited 12-07-2000).]
Posted December 08, 2000 - 12:07 PM
I live in Whitby, Probably seen ya at the Raglan Pits!