wr 426 or yz 426??? Which one should I get?

7 replies to this topic
  • kwar63

Posted July 29, 2002 - 05:29 PM


I found a great deal on a new 02' WR426F ($5100) and also a new 02' YZ426F ($4800). Which one should I get?? I plan on mostly doing trail riding. I might want to try to make the bike street legal so I do not get a ticket on the way to the trails in my neighborhood. I can not see paying another $1500 for the 450. I am just getting back into riding. Hell, the 426's are probably more bike than I need. Any thoughts on this. I appreciate the help.

01' R*

  • chabon99

Posted July 29, 2002 - 06:02 PM


How aggressively do you ride? If a softer seat, lights, kickstand, spark arrestor, bigger gas tank, etc. are important to you-get the WR. If you want a more aggressive powerband and a little less weight and don't mind giving up the goodies aforementioned, get the YZ.

  • YZeezee

Posted July 30, 2002 - 05:28 AM


As far as the kind of riding it sounds like you'll be doing, and the fact that you want to make it street legal-I'd go with the WR. It's a lot more work and $$ to make the YZ legal, and the WR is already set up for trails, etc. THere are a lot of mods you can do to the WR to make it perform like (at least closer) to a YZ if you really want to.

  • lewichris

Posted July 30, 2002 - 05:45 AM


you will need a light i am assuming to make it street lgal. the wr has it already. Good luck. either will make a great choice.


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  • stanley

Posted July 30, 2002 - 06:09 AM


It is much easier and less money to make a WR un like a YZ than to put lights on a YZ to make it like a WR. Besides you would not like the YZ tranny on the street.

  • JRO

Posted July 30, 2002 - 05:06 PM


My local Yamaha Dealer has a new 2002 WR426 on sale "out the door" for $5,050.00 US ($7,900 CAN). I have not been on a real dirt bike for 20 years. Is it a good price or a GREAT price? I'm a big old boy... will this bike carry 295 pounds. I don't see myself flying, but, would like to have some fun on it. What do you think?

  • sledge_57

Posted July 30, 2002 - 05:18 PM


A SOFTER SEAT, on the WR ?????

What the hell does the YZ have a bed of nails :)

Heheh everything else may be true but I think the Japanese put those seats on our bikes as some sorta revenge thing..... :D


  • banffboy

Posted July 30, 2002 - 05:24 PM


I think you can do better! I bought my 01' for 7,100(cdn). I've seen 02's for around the same. You will probably have to put a heavier spring in and redo the front. I've got a buddy who weighs close to you and this bike works great! You can save money buying in Alberta, no sales tax!

[ July 31, 2002: Message edited by: banffboy ]


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