Differences between 07 450 and 2011 450?

7 replies to this topic
  • simon@vic

Posted November 04, 2010 - 06:39 PM


im looking for a slightly lighter race bike and am set on jumping ship back to a wr450. my 2005 525exc is great fun bike to ride but in races i know im faster on a wr450. i have done my searching but no luck. my last wr450 was a 2004.

2007- first year of aluminum frame, new engine?
2008- BNG?
2009- BNG?
2010- changes?
2011- BNG?

please fill me in. i can smell blue but need to know what lightly used year model i should be looking for.

thank you

  • ORboatpilot

Posted November 04, 2010 - 07:19 PM


Here is a great buyers guide. If you look up each year and click the MotorcycleUSA Review button they explain that years changes.


  • simon@vic

Posted November 04, 2010 - 09:39 PM


thank you. the link was helpful.

but its missing the 2010 wr450 and 2008 doesn't say if it is changed from 07 (im assuming it wasn't changed at all).

07-08-09 all the same and 2010-11 new?

  • YZEtc

Posted November 05, 2010 - 02:06 AM


I know of no changes on the WR-450F from 2007 to 2011 models, other than decals and price, so from 2007 and up, it's the same machine.
There was no 2010 model sold in the USA.

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  • GuyGraham

Posted November 05, 2010 - 04:42 AM


08 got black paint on the c/case covers

  • tribalbc

Posted November 05, 2010 - 06:21 AM


All exactly the same bike minus cosmetic changes.
Which series are you racing ?

  • YamaLink

Posted November 05, 2010 - 08:02 AM


Yep, the numbers on the tag are the main diff at my local dealers. Still a few years-old WR on the floor.

  • simon@vic

Posted November 05, 2010 - 03:33 PM


that is good to know.
there are some good deals on 07-08 bikes!!

i race all the island off-road events and some of the PNWMA events.


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