2007 WR 450 or New 2005 CRF 450x?

I know this probably isn't the most objective forum to ask but I thought I would give it a shot. I'm currently selling my 2004 DR 650 (see the classifieds on this site) and looking for something a little more competent for hare scrables and the track. I had decided on the 2007 Wr 450 but came across a brand new old stock 2005 crf 450x at a dealership. They are asking $5000 which is $2k less than the WR. I've done the research on the free mods with the WR, but haven't seen as much info on the CRFx. With limited funds..$2+ is a big difference. I raced some back in the day, but I'm by no means an expert rider. I like the jumps periodically, but most riding is woods and fast open areas. I would like to ride the track some, but will not be doing triples! Any imput would be appreciated.

Martman

for a brand new 05' sitting at a dealership this time of year you could get a sweet deal on it!! you could easily get it at there cost...

Only downside i see on getting a CRF over the WR is that 05' is the first year the X model came out...

I would not hesitate on the CRF450X. It is a great bike. You will need to

do very similar mods to it as the WR450, however, but you will not need to mess with the throttle stop or the exhaust. The X is also a very competent on the track.

The X's also had a lot of vavle problems and they are known for it, but the WR on the other had never had any.

I just purchased a brand new 06 WR450 for $5999. You might see if you can find a leftover 05' or 06' WR450. I've ridden the CRFX and thought it was very good as well, but I believe the WRs have a little longer lifespan than the Hondas due to the longer piston skirts, more oil capacity and tendency to run cooler. Not to say the Hondas are unreliable -I had an 04' CRF450R which I sold to a friend and it's still runs like a top -no engine work to date... If you get a chance, ride them both and decide which you prefer -my preference was the WR, but I did really like the suspension and brakes on the Honda... Just my .02 cents...

Thanks for the quick responses! I think I will call around to some Yamaha dealers to see if there are any deals to be had. The local Yamaha Dealer (Britt's Yamaha) doesn't have any 450's much less any left overs. They also just built a new building and expanding to other cities...so the "deals" right now from them have been right at retail. Any suggestions on dealers in NC or SC?

Go for the 07' wr, you'll hate yourself later if you don't. They are supposedly all new for 07' and I've heard people saying their awsome. By the way I can pull my buddies crf450x regularly... and I'm on a 01' wr426f but its not a stocker HEHE! Just imagine what the 07' is like!

Just remember this- WRF = "W"ill "R"un "F"orever

CRFX= "C"onstantly "R"epaired "F"ourstroke, "X"tra parts needed!

I just don't undestand why anyone would buy a Honda. The first and foremost importance is reliability and Honda is the worse.Yamaha is the best.

The 05 CRFx is around $5600 out the door. I found a dealer in Lumberton NC that will sell me an 07 WR 450 for $7100 out the door. I can't find any 06 WR so as soon as my DR sells...off to Lumberton!

Thanks for the quick responses! I think I will call around to some Yamaha dealers to see if there are any deals to be had. The local Yamaha Dealer (Britt's Yamaha) doesn't have any 450's much less any left overs. They also just built a new building and expanding to other cities...so the "deals" right now from them have been right at retail. Any suggestions on dealers in NC or SC?
got my bikes from britt's great dealer:thumbsup: . our honda dealer sux though one big reason why I went blue. there might also be a dealer in myrtle beach that sells yammies. last time I was there they had mostly ktms but I think they still had a few blue bikes. If I can remember the name I'll post it.

Last time i checked, Bill Eddy's Motorsports in Fayetteville Arkansas had 2 2006 wr 450's for 5499 each. I bought one and love it. [http://www.billeddysmotorsports.com/[/url] give them a call to see if they still have some in stock.

-tmoney

I just got back from Britt's. They matched the price of the other dealer! I'll pick it up tomorrow! They will not do any of the "free mods" until the 10 hour break in.:confused: So I guess I will be doing them. Can't wait to ride tomorrow!:lol: Thanks for all the imput. Now I need to research how to break this puppy in. A lot of info on the slow vs fast break in.

Marty

I just got back from Britt's. They matched the price of the other dealer! I'll pick it up tomorrow! They will not do any of the "free mods" until the 10 hour break in.:confused: So I guess I will be doing them. Can't wait to ride tomorrow!:lol: Thanks for all the imput. Now I need to research how to break this puppy in. A lot of info on the slow vs fast break in.

Marty

awsome have fun with your new ride!!! and if you find any good places to ride pm me I'm desperate for some new areas.

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