wr450f vs kx500 desert racing
Posted July 07, 2010 - 10:25 PM
Its really a matter of which bike is going to perform better because I can have unlimited access to both (mine obviously and he Literally has a spare 500)... I know weird but its convenient for me:thumbsup:
If you had to pick one which would it be and why?
Also does the wr need any big mods to run desert, other than suspension and a stabilizer?
Thanks everyone your replies are appreciated
Posted July 08, 2010 - 05:00 AM
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Posted July 08, 2010 - 07:31 PM
I probably should have added: I'm right about 6' 160lbs and neither one do I consider heavy or hard to handle. I've never raced but I'm most definately not new to riding, I'm just thinking its about time to get into the race scene. Also... the WR is my first 4 stroke actually so riding 2 strokes isn't any big change for me.
I'm not talking baja, just more like a max, MAX length of about 200 miles with most of my races being around 60mi
Will the kx be hugely outdated compared to my wr in terms of suspension and handling or will I appreciate the extra power when I go to open it up? (then again its not like the wr is slow)
Will I be happy i'm abusing the 2t top end when it comes time to rebuild it or will the 4t last so long that its not that big of a deal?
Are they both about equal at high desert speeds in terms of stability etc?
Posted July 09, 2010 - 06:32 AM
I would say for the more open races such as knolls or wendover, go for the kx500. for all others ride the WR.
I have gpr stabilizers on both bikes and have never had a problem with stability at speed and I use the full range of speeds on both bikes. Both bikes have had great reliability also so no complaints there.
I am also 5'10" and weigh around 155lb.
Whatever you decided just make sure you have fun!!
Posted July 09, 2010 - 01:28 PM
I mentioned this thread and asked what he'd go with for a long desert race. Mind you, he's a pro level rider and is in shape enough to hang onto a mad bull during mating season. He'd go 2 smoke.
Whichever you choose, set it up and get used to it before unleashing your off-road prowess!
Posted July 09, 2010 - 06:19 PM
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