WR450 top speed?

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  • Zerbabilon

Posted April 16, 2003 - 02:33 PM


What is it? Can it maintain 70mph on the highway and hit 80mph?

  • Zerbabilon

Posted April 16, 2003 - 04:45 PM


C'mon.. no one with a speedo hit WOT?

  • kev426

Posted April 16, 2003 - 05:36 PM


my o1 wr426 hit 89mph stock everything with baffel removed. i think the 450 would do better?
kevin :)

  • Indy_WR450

Posted April 16, 2003 - 05:42 PM


I have hit 88 mph as indicated by my Panoram computer WFO in 5th. I have 14/50 gearing. Accuracy is probably +/- 5%.

  • Desracer

Posted April 16, 2003 - 07:44 PM


Use a GPS they make it easy. My 02 Wr250f would go 84 mph with the stock gearing, so a 450....when I get mine I will let you know.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted April 16, 2003 - 10:52 PM


My 01 would do 89mph with a 15 counter... I'm sure my 450's good for that if not a little more...

  • ddialogue

Posted April 17, 2003 - 02:27 AM


I clocked mine with a gps at 84mph with the stock gearing. It was on a dirt road though and the rear end was skating back and forth. I bet on the pavement it could hit 90mph. :)

  • jim-in-so-ore

Posted April 17, 2003 - 03:37 AM


I've had my WR450 up to 80 and I backed out of it because I was on gravel and there was a corner coming up, plus the PUCKER factor was starting to get my attention. That was with my analog speedo for a XT 350 that I installed rather than the odometer. It will probably maintain 70 but the engine would really be singing.

  • Dog58

Posted April 17, 2003 - 04:40 AM


My WF450 is street legal and I've had it on the interstate at an indicated 88 mph on the panoram with it feeling like there was a little more left. It is quite happy commuting at 70+ mph on the interstate with stock gearing. Plus, on the street I'm getting about 43 mpg.

  • wr250rr

Posted April 17, 2003 - 04:56 AM


All I know is its FASTER than a YZ :)

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  • David_Gronlund

Posted April 17, 2003 - 05:25 AM


Well I was down in Mexico (Rocky Point) last weekend and I was drag racing with another WR450 down a flat straight road and we were hitting a top speed of 99.7mph according to his digital speedo. We were both running 15-48 gearing with uncorked stock exhaust, air holes in airbox, and richer jetting including the YZ450 needle.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted April 17, 2003 - 06:01 AM


we were hitting a top speed of 99.7mph according to his digital speedo. We were both running 15-48 gearing

Sounds about right! :)

  • Paul_in_Wa

Posted April 17, 2003 - 07:37 AM


A buddy road raced his WR450 last weekend, hit 114 at the end of the straight. Think 15/43 was his gearing, and he was on 17's.


  • Indy_WR450

Posted April 17, 2003 - 09:06 AM


Sound like a Super Motard set up to reach 114 mph? Knobbies would slow him down considerably! :)

  • SBG

Posted April 17, 2003 - 09:56 AM


If it was geared for speed, it would probably be capable of at least 115mph. I had an XT350 that would pull @95+ on the flat, and with a back draft and slight hill, it was doing 105 with a passenger. I know the wr250 and 450 have to have more power than my old XT. My DR650S also could crawl its way up to 116 before I shut it down, and I'd guess that the wr450 would be a little stronger than my 650. I just don't know where the torque figures are. Dirtbike mag did a comparison between a CR500 and VFR back in 85 I believe, and the CR walked away every time. I forget what the mph's were, but dirt bikes can hit the 100+ barrier. They also did speed tests on a dry lake and were coming in @ 120mph. Not bad, but that was regeared and they made a mini fairing for it.

  • Jonesy920

Posted April 17, 2003 - 10:25 AM


88 MPH You didn't go "Back in time" did you ? Hope you had the flux capacitor turned off.... :D :D :)

  • Zerbabilon

Posted April 17, 2003 - 11:02 AM


Awsome 80mph is the fastest I'd need to go.

The Jeep only tops off at 85mph before it gets too scary dangerous. Its either a WR450 or a YZF R6.

  • r1superstar

Posted April 17, 2003 - 05:21 PM


Awsome 80mph is the fastest I'd need to go.

The Jeep only tops off at 85mph before it gets too scary dangerous. Its either a WR450 or a YZF R6.


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  • Zerbabilon

Posted April 17, 2003 - 07:34 PM


What does this have to do with anything??

I asked the top speed to make sure it could handle the highway. I don't know if I want a YZF R6 or WR450 dualsport... My main vehicle is a Jeep and the a WR450 can go faster then I can go now and I didn't think it would be able to and the Jeep goes as fast as I need to go. 80 mph
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  • Lon13

Posted April 23, 2003 - 12:46 PM


The fastest I've had mine is about 160mph. No wait, that was my R1. Ahhh, I think my WR will go about 120, since it is a little slower than my R1. :)


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