All of my friends are going orange...............
Posted October 30, 2003 - 09:08 AM
Posted October 30, 2003 - 09:23 AM
They all have their strengths and weakness. I would stay away from the '03450SX - valve train problems, and I would stay from the '03WR450 - woodruff key issues.
The funny thing is MANY of my friends have gone orange to blue.
I also want to add that there is NO way to be objective about both bikes unless you ride both for a LONG period of time. The first time I rode a KTM rfs, coming off of a KTM 300mxc I was terribly disappointed. The first time I rode a blue (YZ400 & WR400) 4-stroke, I didn't like them either. It takes time to get used to these bikes. I will also say that the WR was easier to adjust to after coming off a KTM than the KTM was coming off a 2-stroke.
I raced my KTM on Sunday and this afternoon I am riding my tricked out WR --> LIFE IS GOOD.
I really do think though, once again, you really need to spend a LOT of time on either bike to determine your favorite. I like the suspension much better on my WR (which is stock and the KTM has $600 thrown at it), but the KTM is a better climbing bike with me on it.
I think all of us should own BOTH!
Posted October 30, 2003 - 07:40 PM
Posted October 31, 2003 - 09:14 AM
You didn't mention *why* they chose to go orange.
I have never seen "longrider61" here at Thumpertalk before, he's the reason why I posted this thread. His name is Johnny, a good friend of mine, he has navigated dozens of rides thoughout Nevada (mostly casino towns). I personally have been on 13 of his long rides for a total over 7000 miles.
Longrider61, Why did you get the KTM over the Yamaha? I'm curious...
To you too!!
Posted October 31, 2003 - 09:26 AM