To buy or Not to buy
Posted September 18, 2002 - 08:55 AM
Do I compromise my desire for huge power and go for a cheaper less powerful, albeit sweet, bike?
Has anyone bought a WR426 and wished for the 250 instead?
Posted September 18, 2002 - 09:11 PM
You got yourself one tough decision, however, remember 4 things........
1 - Sounds like you can get a sweet deal on a sweet bike.
2 - Who knows, even now, if you'll actually be able to get your hands on one of the new WR450's when they DO finally arrive.
3 - Not sure what your on now, but if you don't have a bike, you're going to be waiting for awhile - BIKELESS!
4 - You can YZ time and jet the WR250F to have the more explosive power like that found in the YZ's.
Good thing is, either way I'm sure you'll be happey, especially if you get your hands on one of the new 450's.
[ September 18, 2002, 12:12 PM: Message edited by: Dodger ]
Posted September 18, 2002 - 12:24 PM
Posted September 18, 2002 - 01:51 PM
Another thing to consider is your riding capabilites in the future. The 250 might be enough now (YZ timing will cure some of the low end that you desire) but will it satisfy you a year or two from now?
Another thing that I continually hear is "Go light and you will never miss the cc's"
Not my words, but I do hear it. A bike that you can comfortably throw around for a couple of hours is much better than wrestling with a bigger bike than you need.
Have fun in your decision-making process.
Posted September 18, 2002 - 04:14 PM
What matters most then is the type of riding you are going to do. If it is tight trails / woods (errr, your handle is Woodchuck??), leaning on what little woods riding experience I have, I can tell you that a WR 250F would be sweet. If I lived near tight trails like I've ridden in NM forests and Rampart in CO my dream bike might be a WR 250F, or maybe a KTM 200 EXC.
Bottom line is, on a bang for buck basis, as an aggressive trail bike, a used 250F is going to be hard to beat (unless your trails are like mine where noboby rides 125s or 250Fs or you are just a huge guy.)
Posted September 20, 2002 - 06:26 PM
Posted September 22, 2002 - 03:01 PM
Make an offer to your local dealer on a 2002 WR426.
Most dealers would take any reasonable offer right now.