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Should I go from 00YZ426 to the 03 WR450? opinions

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How goes it? I am in a bit of a dilemma. I currently own a '00 yz426. Great bike, lots of juice, and loads of fun. However, I don't race on tracks full-time. I mainly do open trail riding and do tight woods. This bike is less than desirable in the tight woods. But, I do like to go on the track every now and then though. Gotta have my AIR! :)

This is for WR owners/operators:

How is the WR in tight woods? (good contrallable power? or too much juice?) Or is it more of a rocket for open terrain?

Do you think that going from the YZ to the WR is a good idea?

What do you like about the WR over the YZ?

Could you rip it up on an MX track a WR?

How much suspension difference is there between the 2 models? (I weigh 205lbs. should I redo the WR suspension if I get one?)

That's it for now. I am looking for honest opinions to assist me in my buying decision. Do you think the new '03 WR450 is going to be "The Bomb" or just another over hyped dud?


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well currently i have a wr400 and have tried to make it as "yZ' as possible. for me being 22 iwant a mor race feeling bike. i almost wish i bought a yz 426 when i got my bike. but mine was sooo cheap i couls not pass it up. nobody here has a wr450 since they are not out yet. i think the wr's are going to be more popular since the yz is now a mx machine only kinda bike. buit since i have not ridden one i can not tell you for sure.


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