Posted August 12, 2002 - 08:10 AM
Posted August 12, 2002 - 09:18 PM
Posted August 13, 2002 - 10:28 PM
Also, on the left side there is a quick access air filter cover and no grab handle like there is on the right side. That would make it a bike more awkward to pic up if you were standing on the right side of the bike.......
Me and the Yamaha rep that was there were speculating as to why they didn't have a grab handle....he thought that it was because it would be a straight shot right into the air box from the grab handle....After we removed the side cover, that didn't appear to be the case.
I was really bummed that the 250 weighed so much. That would put the 450 into Volks Wagon bus weight category! I was really looking forward to buying a lighter bike that I could actually get parts for!
Looks like I will be keeping the KTM for another year.....and that is actually ok........
Posted August 14, 2002 - 05:34 AM
With all of that in mind I have riden both the Wr400 and have raced the 520EXC in the Laughlin Hare scrambles. The KTM is a great bike right out of the box(but for quite a bit more money). Narrower through the mid section but I dont think it is that much lighter, if any.
Posted August 15, 2002 - 06:25 AM
I actually asked the Yamaha rep about the weight and was told to add about 7 lbs. onto the claimed weight, then ad some more for fluids as they spec the bikes totally dry....minus about 7 lbs.....
Seems wierd that a Yamaha rep would say that but I know that all of the manufacturers do it. Some more than others.
My wife rides Yamahas and I am really impressed with how tough her 250F has been. So I was totally stoked to see that the WR line was getting the E start, and a new seat/tank and diet, ready to buy myself a blue one....I was pretty disappointed with the weight of the '03 WR250F.
Still waiting for a $3.50 part for my KTM.....
Blue just keeps looking better and better.
Posted August 15, 2002 - 08:18 PM
Posted August 16, 2002 - 09:20 PM
What good is the measurement if every part on the bike is weighed without any liquids, grease, or even tires. If it is not an applicable measurement then why do they give it. May as well give the Yamaha N/A answer meaning that even if they did post it it is still not applicable.