is the yamaha wr450f too big for riding trails
Posted March 31, 2009 - 03:30 PM
Should i just get a yzf or
Posted March 31, 2009 - 04:43 PM
Posted March 31, 2009 - 05:40 PM
My buddy just bought a 2009 KTM 530 EXC, and we swapped bikes for a loop. Both of us are B-level. He thought that my WR was better in the turns. I agreed. I thought that his KTM handled the roots better. Might have had something to do with that $600 suspension job.
I rode a 300EXC 2-stroke for three years. It was a good race bike but now I prefer the WR for it's traction and better handling.
Posted March 31, 2009 - 09:37 PM
Posted March 31, 2009 - 09:59 PM
Posted April 01, 2009 - 04:14 AM
Posted April 01, 2009 - 08:00 AM
Posted April 01, 2009 - 08:02 AM
ok cool, so would the wr450f be a good bike coming off a ttr230
yes, the wr would be an excellent upgrade coming off a ttr230. The 230 is HEAVY and underpowered, not to mention terrible suspension. The wr will feel so much more powerful, lighter, and better suspended. I moved up to the wr450 from a ttr250, what a difference, I actually thought the wr was super light since I was used to the tank the ttr250 was.
Posted April 01, 2009 - 09:31 AM
thinking of getting a wr450f for the trails but dont know about the weight of the bike
Should i just get a yzf or
Its an excellent all around bike. I also have a 2 stroke that I ride. I will ride them both anywhere.
However, when I race, I ride the 2 stroke. If its a trail ride, even a hard one, I like the wr because of the suspension
Posted April 01, 2009 - 10:04 AM
Posted April 01, 2009 - 03:17 PM
would i be better getting an 09 new model or getting the 08 model, cause the 09 just has new plastics ive heard
Is there any more info you can give me on the wr450f
Posted April 01, 2009 - 07:39 PM
If you have the funds, go for the 09, just check back with the guys on here, as far as mods are concerned, and you'll be shaking your head, wondering why you bothered with the TTR in the first place. I went from a 07TTR250 to a 04WR450, did the mods that had not been done by the previous owner, and can't believe how good these bikes are, it'll rip your arms off.. enjoy
Posted April 01, 2009 - 08:25 PM
What is your height and weight? What kind of trails? For some smaller guys, the WR450 is a lot of bike to wrestle through roots, sand, ruts and whatnot. You see a lot of advantage to the WR when the trail opens up a bit. I just rode my in snow-covered single track about a month ago. The control and traction were awesome, it's a bit challenging to get over slippery off-camber logs, but the biggest thing I'm learning is throttle control. For the tight stuff, less is more. If you don't need 450 power, think about the 250.
Check out dirtrider.com, they just did a bit more in depth review of the 450 online. Also search this forum under trails, enduro, etc. to see what people say...you will see plenty of complaints about heavy! Good luck!
Posted April 01, 2009 - 08:30 PM
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