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Old 11-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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Anybody buy a WR250R and regret it???

Wondering if anyone got a WR250R and later regretted it. And If so why? I have heard a lot of great things about these bikes, and only a few negatives. Just would like to ask the question as looking to possibly downsize my other bikes and pick one of these up. Thanks!
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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Google... Advrider wr250 vs any other thumper in existence. That search will keep you here and give you plenty to read. NVTS
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:48 PM   #3
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Google... Advrider wr250 vs any other thumper in existence. That search will keep you here and give you plenty to read. NVTS
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:52 PM   #4
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:56 PM   #5
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:00 PM   #6
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Wondering if anyone got a WR250R and later regretted it. And If so why? I have heard a lot of great things about these bikes, and only a few negatives. Just would like to ask the question as looking to possibly downsize my other bikes and pick one of these up. Thanks!
I moved up to a Husky 630, why? It just runs down the street/dirt roads so much easier (50 hp vs 25 hp) and that's what I ended up doing more than tight trails.
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:14 PM   #7
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I moved up to a Husky 630, why? It just runs down the street/dirt roads so much easier (50 hp vs 25 hp) and that's what I ended up doing more than tight trails.
Not to do a bike vs bike but the WR250R puts down 25 hp on the dyno in stock form while a quick Google search tells me the TE630 puts down 35 Hp.

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/te6...houghts.24763/

Also to answer the original posters questions, the WR250R is the most fun I have had on two wheels. It will go anywhere and do anything, I have cruised with guys on sport bikes to gnarly single track with dirt bikes and it's all be fun.

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Old 11-23-2013, 08:01 PM   #8
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I had mine for two years. I don't really regret buying it but I am glad I sold it. I think it would have been the perfect bike if I had a week at a time to take long winding tours along backroads and dirt. It would also have been great if I had lived about 30-45 minutes from an offroad area. Unfortunately neither of those are true.

I found it heavy and slow offroad but capable and just slow on the road. The KTM 200 I have now is way more fun offroad, and the sv650 I used to have was way more fun onroad. It would be a good commuter.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:08 PM   #9
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I personally know two people who had WRR's and sold them for KTM's...both wish they would have done it sooner.

Great bikes.....but there are other options out there that may be better depending on what your doing with it.

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Old 11-23-2013, 09:00 PM   #10
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Not to do a bike vs bike but the WR250R puts down 25 hp on the dyno in stock form while a quick Google search tells me the TE630 puts down 35 Hp.

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/te6...houghts.24763/

Also to answer the original posters questions, the WR250R is the most fun I have had on two wheels. It will go anywhere and do anything, I have cruised with guys on sport bikes to gnarly single track with dirt bikes and it's all be fun.
Have you ridden a 630? :)
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:15 PM   #11
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Wondering if anyone got a WR250R and later regretted it. And If so why? I have heard a lot of great things about these bikes, and only a few negatives. Just would like to ask the question as looking to possibly downsize my other bikes and pick one of these up. Thanks!

What mix of riding would you use it for?
What other bikes do you have now?
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:24 PM   #12
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It does seem like guys who want to ride a WR250R somewhat aggressively end up with so many mods that I wonder why they didnt buy a faster bigger bike to start with. Over all it seems like people like em but the bike needs a lot of work, like most cheap japanese dualsports.

Id like to try one to see what all the hoopla is about. 300 lbs/25hp,that could wear thin after a while.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:33 PM   #13
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It's a great little bike but the KTM 350 that I sold the WR for is twice the bike.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:06 PM   #14
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I personally know two people who had WRR's and sold them for KTM's...both wish they would have done it sooner.

Great bikes.....but there are other options out there that may be better depending on what your doing with it.

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Old 11-23-2013, 10:32 PM   #15
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The WR250R is a very special tradeoff machine. The most common complaint is a lack of power. Engine and exhaust mods can help compensate. However, to get a substantial amount of more power out of a machine this small (a 250) would mean enduro-like maintenance intervals. The WR250R goes 26,000 miles between valve checks and it's essentially bulletproof, just gas and go. There's nothing that's as fast as a WRR that is also as easy to maintain (unless you count the 400lb+ "big bikes", 650s and such, which you probably don't want to toss around in single track).
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