How do you guys like your WR 450?
Posted December 14, 2008 - 06:55 PM
I have a little Ninja 250 which is a blast because it's so light and cheap. I'd like to get some SM wheels for my future dual sport so I can swap out some wheels and have a machine I can enjoy on the street. I may even sell the Ninja if it's a good enough time.
Anyway, I'm asking this question in all the forums. Which is the best? I know it probably depends on who you're asking, but I'd like to hear some positive and negatives of each.
I am on a budget. I can probably sell the RMZ for somewhere around $3500. If I had to, I could sell the Ninja for about $2000.
Posted December 14, 2008 - 09:27 PM
'07. I've seen them in Richmond and NoVA. PM if you need more info. An '07 is not much different than the '08 or '09.
I'm biased but my WR is perfect in power, handling, and reliability. I would buy it again.
Posted December 14, 2008 - 10:43 PM
Posted December 15, 2008 - 02:43 PM
Posted December 15, 2008 - 04:05 PM
Posted December 15, 2008 - 06:56 PM
Posted December 15, 2008 - 11:06 PM
I love my '08 WR450F. Fantastic bike.
Sure, some tests might say that it's heavy, or slow, whatever. But it's FAR more bike than I am a rider so it's fine for me.
Fast, handles well, reliable, it's got everything I need.
I would definately buy another one if I had my time over again.
Posted December 16, 2008 - 09:11 AM
So I've been thinking about getting a DRZ 400. It needs to be street legal...
Oooooof. There is no comparison between the DRZ and the WR. I have had both. I upgraded SO MUCH from the DRZ to the WR. You are absolutely right in that you are going to get so many responses. But for what it is worth, I have had both, and would never go back to the DRZ.
Do you have to have it fully street legal? In Utah, all I had to do was put a brake light, horn and a mirror and I was good to go - passed inspection. It would be good to check at your local inspection place in VA.