New '13 WR450 in the garage.

After just about giving myself an ulcer by overthinking the pros/cons of a 250/450,I went with the 450.

 

My local dealer is blowing out some left over bikes and $600 more for a fuel injected 450 over a carbed 250 was the difference.

 

In stock form,the 450 is a pussycat. If you can handle the 250,you can handle the 450. This from a guy coming off a TTR230

 

Honestly,I'll probably leave it stock for quite a while. I have no doubts the 250 would have done everything I need. The 450 is just icing on the cake.

Ha...I was kicking myself for buying the '14 WR450F just before the time the '15 WR250F came out...

Edited by AtomicGeo

When you say "stock," do you mean you are leaving in the throttle stop?  You can't lift the wheel with it still in.

I am expecting the 450s to get the same engine placement soon...2016?

When you say "stock," do you mean you are leaving in the throttle stop?  You can't lift the wheel with it still in.

 

Stock as in throttle stop,exhaust,etc. Just like it came out of the crate.

Stock as in throttle stop,exhaust,etc. Just like it came out of the crate.

 

The WR450 in stock form probably is closer the HP of something like the TTR230.  The 1st time I rode mine (& didn't know it had a throttle stop), I was pretty disappointed.  Other than someone being a real beginner rider, I can't see any benefits to keeping the stop in there.

I am expecting the 450s to get the same engine placement soon...2016?

 

The Rep told me that the '16 WR/YZ line will be introduced this summer.

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