2018 WR450

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12/24/2018 10:53 PM

Has anyone ridden one on an MX track? I'm really seriously thinking about getting one. We need bikes to be registered to ride in the bush legally in QLD and we don't have a scheme to get conditional registration for MX bikes. I ride MX:offroad at about 50:50 and I'm wondering if this can be a decent do both bike.

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12/25/2018 2:25 AM

Honesty for me it was a pig, really heavy and wide and the e start made for odd engine carasticts, I just wanted a e start yammy mx bike and the WR has the best resale, go a 2019...

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12/25/2018 2:42 AM

Note I took all the enduro geat off it was pretty much a YZF with electric start 19" wheel and all.

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12/25/2018 4:04 AM

It can definitely be decent at both and it is in the rite hands.

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12/25/2018 6:19 AM

My buddy rides and races his all the time. Really likes it although it is heavy.

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12/25/2018 6:20 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/25/2018 6:21 AM

Buy a used WR frame so it can be registerable?

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12/25/2018 9:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/25/2018 9:08 AM

If I was going your route I would buy the Yamaha YZ450 FX or off-road model and register the bike for road, bush or whatever. Not sure of your rules but its VERY easy here in Washington State. The FX starts off being a better platform for MX and they are not difficult to wire up for lights etc. ThumperTalk has threads on it.

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12/25/2018 2:14 PM

I can't get registration on a cross country model here. I'll just have to try to get a test on a new WR I think.

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12/25/2018 4:05 PM

pdub187 wrote:

I can't get registration on a cross country model here. I'll just have to try to get a test on a new WR I think.

Why a WR over any Euro model? Going to always pay a weight penalty with a WR. KTM/Husky farkin dear as poison but maybe a GG/Beta/Sherco etc as it’d be similarly priced or only a touch dearer. Be prepared to wear the drop in value if you go to move it on though, with anything non-Kato

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12/25/2018 4:23 PM

Resale, ease of parts availability mainly and reliability. I've been a Yamaha guy for years too and really like how they feel to ride. I had a 300exc for a year and just couldn't gel with it. Two minutes back on a YZ and I felt at home.

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12/25/2018 4:41 PM

pdub187 wrote:

I can't get registration on a cross country model here. I'll just have to try to get a test on a new WR I think.

If you go the 2019 it hasthe same engine and frame as the YZF it is 100x the bike the 2018 WR is.

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12/25/2018 4:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/25/2018 4:43 PM

Even the off road teams where running YZF's with WR stickers

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