WR450F vs. YZ450F
Posted June 07, 2011 - 03:21 PM
Posted June 07, 2011 - 08:17 PM
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Posted June 07, 2011 - 09:33 PM
Posted June 07, 2011 - 09:43 PM
What you guys think? I have a 2004 WR450F and it is absoulutly amazing, its fast, powerful, loud, and very comfortable all around amazing bike. I ride YZ450Fs and they just dont have the same feel as the WR, sure they are fast but it just doesnt seem like they have the tourqe to compensate for it they fish tail at any top gear speed and its annoying. But give me your thoughts on either WR or YZ, my vote goes to the WR.
they don't have the same feel because they are different bikes tuned for different purposes.
the yz's have plenty of torque, but they geared higher, which hides that a bit.
That "fishtailing" as you describe may be a traction problem caused by too much torque at higher rpms.
one is a race bike, one is a trail bike. If you were racing, even offroad, you'd like the yz better. Its a matter of preference.
Posted June 07, 2011 - 10:01 PM
Posted June 08, 2011 - 06:46 AM
your right, and my preference is to the WR, i have never liked YZs and i probably never will, but thats why they make more than one type of bike, they all have their purpose
I love my wr, then I started racing scrambles and enduro's. Then I didn't like it for that... at all! The engine revs slow and the gearing is wide, great for trail riding, but not so for racing.
I wish I could own a bunch of bikes. I have a trail bike, a race bike, now I need a 250 smoker just for fun. (I had one, but never should have sold it)
Posted June 08, 2011 - 07:03 AM
Posted June 08, 2011 - 10:14 AM
Posted June 08, 2011 - 04:04 PM
Posted June 08, 2011 - 10:05 PM
Posted June 09, 2011 - 08:07 AM
Would a yz beat a wr in a race,
That depends on the type of race.
Posted June 12, 2011 - 06:23 AM
Posted June 13, 2011 - 07:11 PM
Posted June 13, 2011 - 07:23 PM
Posted June 13, 2011 - 07:34 PM
Posted June 13, 2011 - 07:49 PM
Posted June 14, 2011 - 03:33 AM
Not that I'm hatin', I myself am 30lbs overweight, but it kills me to hear people going to incredible lengths to shave off a half pound by removing lights, $250 batteries, pulling electric starts, etc. when the quickest, easiest, most beneficial weight you can loose off a dirtbike is yourself. And probably the greatest thing about the WR vs the YZ is the starter (the trannies are not all that different at the end of the day).
Lights are just fine, I like them as well on the trail. If you're racing, I get it, but some people just have too much time on their hands.