Originally Posted by johnnyandjebus
This baby pulls great and it definitely feels lighter than my DR350.
I would love to read your thoughts on a comparision between the 2 bikes. I currently own a dr350, after all I have read here I am starting to think the wr250r might be a worthy replacement over the drz400.
I tell you that coming off my '99 DR350, which I really liked, had me a little worried if the WR would haul my 195lbs around OK. I now have 230 miles on and the WR seems to be breaking in quite well. There are absolutely no concerns about this motor being able to haul my ass ... I have hit 80mph easily on the road (I am sure it will do over 90mph now) and it's got great grunt in the dirt.
I have an FMF pipe/muffler on order (had one on my DR too) and I have heard from 2 other current WR250R/X owners with that setup that performance improves throughout the range even more.
The engine and suspension are unbelievable for a 250 dual sport bike. Much lighter feel when riding than the DR350. I realize it's a bit expensive, but sometimes "you get what you pay for." I love this bike.