Posted March 31, 2003 - 09:18 AM
I currently own a 99WR400F and love it. However, it is getting a bit tired. I've been sitting back watching and listening to what people have to say about the WR450 and the KTM 450, and I think I am quickly becoming a KTM fan.
It seems (like most 1st year models) that Yam is having trouble with the WR (completely changed from previous years)where-as the KTM has been out a while (KTM 400) and has proven reliability. Maybe by the time Yamaha fixes the problems (1-2 years) KTM EXC models will be more available. By the way, by the time you add Fat Bars, a larger tank(desert), etc. your paying more than the stock KTM anyway that has these items. I also don't read about people having to cut wires, grind throttle stops and other mods just to get the KTM's to run smooth. The KTM's are green sticker legal for California too. WOW, seems like I've already made up my mind. Now I have to figure out what I am going to do about by Yamaha specific Blue riding gear my wife bought me last X-mas...does anyone know if there is a KTM orange spray paint...just kidding.
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Either way you will have a great bike.
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Posted March 31, 2003 - 12:03 PM
Not to say the 400 is a dog by any means. I love my bike. I think I just found something that suits me better.
As far as all the mods over here on the blue side, I dont think that has anything to do with trying to play "catch up". Its because the guys on this side like to see what they can come up with that the factory couldnt/wouldnt have thought of. No reason you shouldnt try to make a awesome bike awesomer! (is that a word?)
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