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wr450 vs. crf450x

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These threads never go anywhere... Both are great, pick a color....

Yep, but my deciding factor would be the dealer in your area that offers the best support meaning parts, hours, service, people ect.

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Both great bikes, but these are things to consider when you make your choice...

-Availability

-Initial Cost

-Proper setup requirements

-Ergonomics

-Maintenance

-Dealer Support

-Aftermarket parts availability

-Proven engineering history

I'm sure there're more things to consider, but these were all the thoughts that ran through my head. I have always been a Honda guy and this is the first Yamaha I've owned. The biggest issues I had with the Honda were that A) It hadn't been released yet due to a number of delays, and :) the valve train was notorious for needing frequent adjustment. I haven't heard much about B since the Honda was released, but it's still a new and unproven engine as of yet, so time will tell. Who knows, maybe down the road I'll be riding red...Blasphemer!!!...SC

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These threads never go anywhere... Both are great, pick a color....

lol...true story :)

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My dealer sells both Yammy and Honda. The WR was $800. cheaper and it felt a little narrower so I got the WR.

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the wr is a has a better motor. the crf450x can feel a bit lighter. but its allot weaker imho. just look at the head pipe "crash bar" for the rad hose :)

question should be, 450exc or wr450 or 525exc?

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question should be, 450exc or wr450 or 525exc?

Simon, you know I agree with you.... :eek::applause:

Give me 15 tooth up front and it's on like Donkey Kong... I've race the 525 in my avatar a dozen times, I sware the thing can't pull my lil 450... I think that says a lot considering the 525 has 75cc's more of displacement and a sixth gear. 5 valve DOHC head baby.... Whoo hooo... The thing just builds and builds power... If that patent on the head ever runs out were all screwed... :)

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These threads never go anywhere... Both are great, pick a color....

To add to this statement I must ask, what color is your gear? It's important to look good and wearing red pants while riding a blue bike will get you a ticket from the fashion police. Ride smart and accessorize. :applause:

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To add to this statement I must ask, what color is your gear? It's important to look good and wearing red pants while riding a blue bike will get you a ticket from the fashion police. Ride smart and accessorize. :applause:

No truer words have been spoken.... :eek: Image while riding is everything.....

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hmmm, 7hr piston life in the crf. fancy changing oil, filter and piston at the same time?

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