wr250r or drz400s

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by dazler, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

    Feb 16, 2004
    Newnan, GA
    So did you have ACT gear box put in, or was it there already when you bought it? That's the one big flaw of the DRZ and I bet that ACT gearbox makes a nice change.
  2. dazler

    dazler Been here awhile

    Jul 8, 2012
    I cant seem to find any used bikes around close to me.
    That means I will have to buy new, ouch.
    I did search ebay, craiglist
  3. ilyaon

    ilyaon Adventurer

    Aug 13, 2012
  4. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

    Sep 7, 2006
    Aylmer, Quebec
    guess I'll chip in my .02 and say the WRR is a good solid bike. It does everything well, but nothing is outstanding.

    The difference in transmission from the DRZ and the WRR is a big one. The WRR is nice on the street because of the wide ratios, the DRZ is wound much tighter, however a close ratio is better off road. I find I'm always between 2nd and 3rd or 3rd and 4th on the WRR. Theya re big jumps.

    The power only sucks at altitude. In colorado, anything above 8000' you'll want to shoot yourself. When you get back down below 7000', it is great again.

    I use my WRR as a touring bike (Baja, roaming rally, etc) and as an enduro bike (Colorado, local woods, LBL200)

    It's a good choice, but now days its hard to choose a bad bike; honest.

    The 690 is nice, but it doesn't turn in the tight stuff. It is awesome in the desert/baja. No so much if you're doing tight stuff. It would be a good option if you were comparing it to the japanese 650s (KLR, DR, XRL)

    The 690 does tour well and has lots of power for long days in the saddle.

    I say you should buy either the 400 or the WR250R. If you don't like it, sell it and buy something else. They resell pretty easily. It not like you're going to be married to it.