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Old 01-08-2013, 05:35 PM   #32341
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Sure, 2012 350XCF-W

Sweet. Now if I can find a straight across trade for one for my XR650L like I did when I got my WRR I will have one
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #32342
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Looking for some advice... I currently own a DRZ400SM and love riding it as my street bike. This summer however I want to get into dirt biking as well. I thought about getting dirt wheels for the DRZ, but it really is a top heavy and big bike, and I want to be able to ride tight woods trails with my buddies on their real dirt bikes. I don't have a truck to haul a non plated dirt bike. I am completely new to dirt biking. I've also looked at the Husky TE250 but it seems like too much bike for a beginner.

Is the WR250R the right fit? Can I set it up for woods riding? Am I crazy to have a DRZ and WR in the garage???!?
IMO they are too close to justify owning both, assuming both are set-up as dual-sports. I'd own one, and have a 2nd set of wheels if necessary to switch from road work to trail work.

The TE on the other hand, could be your barely street-legal trail bike, and keep the DR-Z for a road-going dual-sport. Rather than the TE250, I'd get the TE310.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:02 PM   #32343
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Sure, 2012 350XCF-W

Chris - I asked a few pages back, but maybe it got buried.

Since you already own a KTM 300 2-stroke with a license plate (unless I'm mistaken??), what made you decide on a 350-EXC as well?

Curious because I am in lust with the KTM 2-stroke enduros, though they aren't not plate-able here. After my lottery win, I want a 200 XC-W (and a Road King, a Moto Guzzi California 1400, a Street Triple R, an R1200GS, a W800, and a...)
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:32 PM   #32344
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Id like to know how it compares to the wrr. Power wise, handling, etc.

Any insight would be good.


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Old 01-08-2013, 06:43 PM   #32345
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Id like to know how it compares to the wrr. Power wise, handling, etc.
Glutton for punishment eh?

Weighs ~55 lbs less, has ~ twice the HP, good suspension, etc.

The good stuff is somewhat off set by it being 1/3 more expensive and needing more frequent maintenance.

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:47 PM   #32346
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Glutton for punishment eh?

Weighs ~55 lbs less, has ~ twice the HP, good suspension, etc.

The good stuff is somewhat off set by it being 1/3 more expensive and needing more frequent maintenance.

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Serious questions, though...

How much more maintenance?

How is the Katoom (the street-legal 350) on the pavement relative to the WRR, especially at 65 - 70 MPH for extended periods?

And can you get a big tank for the Katoom?

Thanks!

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:10 PM   #32347
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Serious questions, though...

How much more maintenance?

How is the Katoom (the street-legal 350) on the pavement relative to the WRR, especially at 65 - 70 MPH for extended periods?

And can you get a big tank for the Katoom?

Thanks!

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Pretty big difference. I don't really compare them to a WRR. Think around 15 hours for oil change, shorter if competition. I have ridden them on the street, and all I can say is I wouldn't want to drive more than a few miles on the pavement. This is a full on offroad bike, not a dual sport. BTW, plenty of KTM threads to ask this on!
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:12 PM   #32348
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Guys, let's not clutter up the WR250R thread......I posted a link to the KTM 350F EXC thread earlier......your questions are addressed there....
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:18 PM   #32349
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Serious questions, though...

How much more maintenance?

How is the Katoom (the street-legal 350) on the pavement relative to the WRR, especially at 65 - 70 MPH for extended periods?

And can you get a big tank for the Katoom?

Thanks!

Dallara

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You have to own a KTM to appreciate it. Every bike is a tradeoff. If you want to ride fast over the rough stuff, that is where they shine. Light and powerful. I used to be able to lean my 450 exc over and throw a leg over it. If I did that with my former DRZ or the WRR I have now it will be lying flat on the ground with me under it.....

Different tools.....that is all. Each is better at what it was designed for and what your intentions and skill level is. I never could ride that 450 to its full potential but I sure loved that bike. Hell I loved that DRZ and took it places I should have been on a KTM instead. But was on the wrong tool....them DRZ's are heavy to pick up.

KTM's require more maintenance but that power and suspension is worth it if you're going to use it. And honestly if you're not racing, the maintenance thing is blown out of proportion on the KTM's. All bikes need fresh oil and filter change if ridden hard or in dusty conditions. I never let my DRZ go over 1000 miles without new oil. Usually changed it after every 2 rides which was about 600 miles. I rode that bike pretty hard.

I'm just a guy with bad shoulders now so hopefully me and this WRR will be plunking down some gravel roads having a blast. Right Tool for me right now.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:45 PM   #32350
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This is my worry buying a WRR. I hated the DRZ I owed for a month or two. Terrible above 65mph and about as boring as my old KLR to throw a leg over. I am wanting real bad to get over the "need" for a 50-60hp thumper, slow down and smell the roses more. I need to test ride a WRR before I commit, wish I had with the DRZ
Any 300lb dual sport is not going to be fun above 65-70 for more than a few miles no matter if it has 10hp or 90hp. It's a weight, aerodynamics thing. Ever riden a light tall bike in a decent cross wind at highway speeds?
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:21 PM   #32351
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Hi folks, just an FYI, my WR has been parted out locally in the Sun Diego area......

I'll post up a pic of my new/orange "Anywhere" bike once I have it all set up

See ya on the trail(s)!
Congrats! Hope you stick around here so we can still benefit from your experience.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:23 PM   #32352
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Enough!

Enough of that orange porn.. how bout some blue!!! Man .... I'm ready for winter to be over already!



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Old 01-08-2013, 10:44 PM   #32353
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Enough of that orange porn.. how bout some blue!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:25 PM   #32354
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Looking for some advice... I currently own a DRZ400SM and love riding it as my street bike. This summer however I want to get into dirt biking as well. I thought about getting dirt wheels for the DRZ, but it really is a top heavy and big bike, and I want to be able to ride tight woods trails with my buddies on their real dirt bikes. I don't have a truck to haul a non plated dirt bike. I am completely new to dirt biking. I've also looked at the Husky TE250 but it seems like too much bike for a beginner.

Is the WR250R the right fit? Can I set it up for woods riding? Am I crazy to have a DRZ and WR in the garage???!?

Edit: The WR isn't that much lighter than the DRZ but people say it feels way lighter? It carries it weight lower? Can anyone comment who's owned both?
People compare these to bikes a lot but DRZ and WRR are completely different bikes. WRR is lighter, reacts to your commands faster, and is fun to ride both in the woods and on the road than DRZ.

I suggest you to sell your DRZ and get a bigger thumper to complement WRR like an XT. I have ridden an XT with WRR for a couple of months.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:29 PM   #32355
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Enough of that orange porn.. how bout some blue!!! Man .... I'm ready for winter to be over already!
How about some orange AND some blue ?
Well, my bike is white but anyways

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