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mad_dan

400 vs 426

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Heya guys,

did a search but couldn't see a great deal of stuff to answer my questions, so here goes. Apologies if it's been done to death...

I am after a trail bike to get me back in after a couple of years out, after reading reviews and test riding my uncles WR 426, I have pretty much decided that one would/could be good for me.

My budget seems to stretch over both 400's and 426's, is one better than the other? Obviously theres a bit more power involved in the 426, though from what I understand its lighter (yeah?).

I will be doing mainly trail/enduro riding with the occasional transport here and there.

Any warnings, tips or anything I should know about these bikes?

Cheers all.

Dan

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Let me be the first to say welcome to TT. Not much help but I have a yz 400 and I love it to death. Not a Wr but still not too far off.

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I have had my WR 400 since new 2000 No problems yet I dont worry about the weight an it still has more power than I need. It's a lot of fun>

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If you can find an 02 wr426 go for it. It has some of the refinements found on the 450.

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Thanks guys, I figured either model would suit me well, just wanted thoughts from those in the know.

I imagine there's no real difference in overall reliability etc between engines as (from what I understand) they are essentially the same, the 426 just being bigger bore.

Right, I'll keep my eyes out for an 02 if possible, thanks byggd

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I have an 02 426 and love it. It rips. When I researched the 400 vs. the 426 I found that the 426 had more refinements than the 400. Easier start, better ergodynamics, more power, and various mechanical improvements. Go with the 426, you won't regret it

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