blue vs orange
Posted October 07, 2003 - 12:19 PM
Posted October 07, 2003 - 12:27 PM
1) availability of parts and dealerships( this may not be a concern to you)
2) Ive ridden Green,2 yellows, a red and now my blue. So I am not color biased. However, from what I had read the Yamaha High performance 4 strokes are the best.
3) I love the powerband punch that the WR has. With the punch up top it still has tons of torque and I am coming from a tricked out '01 XR650r(BRP)
4) I think it looks cool
5) It is easy to work on.
CON: If you live in Cali., buy the KTM. It is green sticker where WR is not. Hope this helps.
Posted October 07, 2003 - 01:44 PM
Posted October 07, 2003 - 02:51 PM
Posted October 07, 2003 - 04:39 PM
KTMs do have the hydraulic clutch, which is beyond sweet. Parts are never an issue. I would say in most instances they are the same price part by part as a Yamaha, and just as available. There are KTM dealers out there that just seem to stock EVERY part including any specialty tools you might want.
I think the biggest difference is in the powerband. KTMs pull smooth everywhere - Yamaha (modded out) have somewhat of a hit. The only other thing I can think of is that where I live KTMs seem to have a higher resale value.
You will enjoy either bike, just have fun! I own one of each so I get the best of both worlds.
Posted October 07, 2003 - 05:35 PM
Closest KTM dealer is ~120 miles away.... Eastside was a KTM dealer for several years, but dropped them because of 2 things, couldn't get parts to support them and the reliability wasn't very good. I hear it's better now....
Posted October 07, 2003 - 06:06 PM
Posted October 08, 2003 - 09:34 AM
Posted October 08, 2003 - 12:14 PM
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