Power delivery WR450 vs YZ250 2 smoke
Posted February 25, 2003 - 05:36 PM
Posted February 27, 2003 - 08:58 AM
The CRF had less engine braking than the 525 (a plus for me), but I liked the ergonomics/fit of the KTM and the overall readiness and versatility for off-road use it provides. It seems like I ran out of gears way to fast on the Honda. So unless the promised CRF-X comes out as a not-too-tinkered-with 5 speed wide ratio version of the CRF I think it's off the list. Sweet bike, though, for the many applications.
I 'd like a chance to get a good test ride on the WR450 before I make my decision. I lot of people like it. Less of a two stroke "hit" than the YZ450 but maybe more than the KTM it sounds like. Definitely not like a 2-stroke.
As I've mentioned before, I'm not totally convinced. I may still snag up a YZ250 2 stroke and modify it for my off-road purposes.
Posted February 27, 2003 - 09:15 AM
One of the reasons I didn't get a 4 stroke earlier was because they are a pain to start, but the WR450 starts right away (even using the kick starter) and you don't have to rotate the crank to the correct position - you just kick and go (or push the happy button and go)!