Why Is Dirt Rider Slamming on 03 450F?
Posted April 09, 2003 - 12:57 AM
And why are pro riders complaing about "too much power."
It's like they want the manufactures to tone down the motor?
I know the KTM 450 is a torquey bike, but I did not expect to hear complaints from pro's about 450 F's bottom end.
Posted April 09, 2003 - 03:00 AM
Posted April 09, 2003 - 06:06 AM
I'm not talking about advertisements. Its a corprate world out there.
Posted April 09, 2003 - 07:26 AM
Posted April 09, 2003 - 07:48 AM
I agree 100% with their power assessment of the XR400. I bought one last year after not riding since the mid 1980's. The power was a disappointment, even with some mods. I mean it was ok but not very exciting. I just bought a WR450 to kick it up a notch. My last bike before the XR was a 1983 CR250!
p.s. The 2002 XR400 is posted for sale on TT, make an offer!
Posted April 09, 2003 - 07:50 AM
Posted April 09, 2003 - 08:14 AM
Bikes are like underware: There is always someone who is all bound up about a particular brand.
If YOU like your WR, that is all that counts!!
Posted April 09, 2003 - 09:17 AM
Posted April 09, 2003 - 11:12 AM
Fryboy made me do it
Posted April 09, 2003 - 12:06 PM
Then again, I haven't had a chance to ride it since you bored the engine. I am guessing you had the engine bored, to resemble the WR power
Posted April 09, 2003 - 12:09 PM
Posted April 09, 2003 - 07:07 PM
Posted April 09, 2003 - 07:32 PM
Posted April 10, 2003 - 01:34 AM
Personally, I appreciated the fact that dirt rider offered an opinion. That is rare for that magazine.
Posted April 10, 2003 - 04:04 AM
Uh, isn't that what they did? Well, it's smoother and softer than the YZ anyway...
> Personally, I appreciated the fact that dirt rider offered an opinion. That is rare for that magazine.
I agree 100%. I don't care what any rag says about any bike I intend to buy, BUT, I've
read way too many "reviews" that had nothing but good things to say about any bike.
Some of these bikes I've ridden and personally considered them to be a pile.
I'd much rather they be too hard on a bike than make it sound like a polished turd.
Posted April 10, 2003 - 01:17 PM
I think MXA had the best review so far on the bike. The article where they turned it into an MX'er has fairly decent info.
I think Yamaha built a hell of a good bike in the WR.
Posted April 10, 2003 - 04:32 PM
> way too choked down in stock form.
I rode Endurodog's new WR450 in Texas last weekend. The WR
is a little less "abrupt" than my current 2001 YZ426. I thought the power was pretty linear. I didn't get a chance to really thrash it, but I will in time...