time to retire big red
Posted June 15, 2002 - 06:49 AM
flater seat to tank. the might xr has been good to me, but i think its time to move on.
Posted June 15, 2002 - 09:50 PM
Your XR is built to last. The new WR450F has been put on a diet to make room for the e-start. It remains to be seen if that swingarm will handle desert riding.
Don't sell your XR until you get a chance to ride this flashy new toy.
Posted June 15, 2002 - 02:08 PM
I also came off a 96 XR600. Best move I ever made. The WR feels like a rocket compared to that 600. And the new bike should be a bit lighter than my '01.
Posted June 15, 2002 - 03:18 PM
I'm sure Michigan has it's own challenges. I should have said longer higher speed rides similar to desert/primitive road riding (which is what I relate to here in Arizona).
I'm not trying to criticize Yamaha just because I ride Red. I am looking to buy a TT-R250 for my son and my wife rides a KX100. So Green, Blue or Red is alright with me.
Yamaha Motor Corporation
"All-new tapered swingarm features less weight and greater rigidity for more compliant rear suspension action. "
This causes a flag to go off for me: Tapered and less weight. Compared to my XR650R that is one skinny looking swingarm. I would like to know more about how this swingarm will handle high speed shocks.
And I suppose I do have a fondness for the XRs.
Posted June 15, 2002 - 03:36 PM
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