426 vs. 450 Is it worth to upgrade? Where to buy?
Posted May 19, 2003 - 10:30 AM
(Somebody actually told me that he had heard that the 450 feels less powerfull than the 426
My 426 improved a LOOOOOTTTT after I exchanged the original (closed) European muffler for the WB e-series pipe. Can I use this WB E-series on a WR450F?
The other question is where to buy? I live abroad and my transporter was only able to find one for US$6,600. Can anyone tell me where to find this bike for less? I saw that the list price is US$6,300 and we're already in May (prices go down?)
Look forward to hearing from anyone on the questions posted. Thanks Robert:thumbsup:
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I've heard many great things about the new 450 but none that impress me to the point to make me give up my 02' 426 for the 03' 450.
Stick with the 426..............db
Posted May 19, 2003 - 03:49 PM
My neighbor has a 426 and the only difference I really noticed as far as power is that the 450 has a stronger bottom end and it feel more torquey. Otherwise the bikes are close power wise. I also like the way the seat is on the 450 better.
Just my $.02
Posted May 19, 2003 - 05:20 PM
As a matter of fact, I was curling them
Unless your lifting them off the ground, curling or bench pressing. I believe the WR450 would feel a little heavier, even though it's lighter, or claimed to be. The WR450 has the battery sitting pretty high , on top of the air box. It may give a false impression of weighing more. Now the way I would guess your feeling the weight, by moving it back an forth is more realistic to how you ride a bike too and thats what really matters more than a few pounds. But in the end I still feel the preception of extra weight is worth it for the E start.
Posted May 19, 2003 - 06:06 PM
Did you see my question about timing above? Are you saying that the Euro WR has YZ timing already, or did you change it?
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