In the 450 enduro bike comparison below, the WR450 was rated the highest for suspension and handling and somehow the KTM 450 xcw still was chosen over the WR mainly because the strong motor.. The oem set up on the WR had the bike's power down in comparison to the KTM. The competition kit fixes that. IMO, any bike that wins across the board in suspension and handling should win the contest.
The only issue I have with my WR is the weight. It's heavy even after trimming 12 lbs off but I still prefer it over my KTM and other KTM's I've ridden for a number of reasons, handling and suspension being the most important followed closely by durability.
Edited by Navaho6, April 09, 2014 - 04:56 PM.