HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
newto2wheels

Why price difference in WR&YZF?

2 posts in this topic

Why is there a big difference in the used prices for a Wr and a YZF? I've been searching for a WR400/426, but I've run across more YZF's for sale than WR's. The WR's are usually $1000 more for the same model year including aftermarket goodies. I've been trying to stay around $3000, but you can't even get a 98WR400 for that much. I saw a 99WR for $4200!! and a 99YZF for $2900 with lots of aftermarket parts. The only difference I can tell other than the transmission on the WR is it has lights on it. I've read alot of posts here in TT, and most of the WR owners try to turn the WR into a YZF anyway. Timing, seat and tank, move bars more forward...etc. Anyways, I was really wanting a WR but I've pretty much figured out I'm going to have to get a YZF. I just can't figure out why the price difference for the WR's? Hmmm, maybe I can search for a yz250F, maybe they are a little less expensive than the 400/426.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MX bikes usually take a bigger beating than their off-road cousins. Their resale value being less is the end result. Let me put it to you this way, if I saw a 99WR & a 99YZF in the paper - My first thought is that the YZF would be more beat up than the WR. Same exact reason that you see "never raced" in so many ads.

In actuality, if you can find a deal on a YZF in good shape AND at a thousand less than a comparible WR then take the YZF and modify it to your needs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0