Differences in wr450 from '06 and up

3 replies to this topic
  • darknesss

Posted March 30, 2009 - 08:28 AM


Hello, found an 06 wr450 brand new never ridden at my local for $5500, found an 07 at another place for $6100, and an 08 elsewheres for $6800 (keep in mind this is in canada). What kind of improvements can i expect in the newer years, and is it really worth throwing out the extra money? In your opinion, which would be the best deal?

  • djv5

Posted March 30, 2009 - 08:32 AM


2007 was first year for aluminum perimeter frame.

Also the following:

smaller gas tank
revised transmission ratio's & sprockets

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  • tribalbc

Posted March 30, 2009 - 09:14 AM


07-09 are the same bike, vastly improved over the 06.
I would go for the 07 for the extra $600.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted March 30, 2009 - 12:05 PM


07-09 are the same bike

Very true

vastly improved over the 06

I wouldnt say that (I have both)...aside from the frames, the motor characteristics and suspension are the same (aside from gearing)

IMHO the difference from 06 to 07+ is this:

1)Looks - if you want the cool looks of the aluminum frame, get the 07+
2)Workability - if you want easy valve checks, easy carb access etc...get the 06

As from that, they handle the same, they ride the same and are reliable :thumbsup:


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