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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody ridden a WR250R? I've got the fever for a dual sport, looking for something that will perform well off road but still be able to ride around town, etc. Not planning to race, but will plan to do Fox Valley trails (and similar) as well as some stuff locally I can ride to (private land).

I had a DRZ400 in the past and loved it in the city but felt it was a bit big and heavy on the trails.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 08:34 PM
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A DRZ and a WRR weigh about the same .They are solid bikes , but if you want something lighter , a TE250 or 310 will fill that void .
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A DRZ and a WRR weigh about the same .They are solid bikes , but if you want something lighter , a TE250 or 310 will fill that void .
Thanks....the TE250 and 310 sound awesome (as does the EXC 350) but those are a bit out of my price range and seem like they would need a lot more attention (rebuilds, valve adjustments, etc.).....WR250R doesn't even need a valve adjustment until 27K miles! (I realize you can do more, race, etc. on those others though).

I've got more research to do but would be great hearing from some that have first hand experience with the dual sports.

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Thanks....the TE250 and 310 sound awesome (as does the EXC 350) but those are a bit out of my price range and seem like they would need a lot more attention (rebuilds, valve adjustments, etc.).....WR250R doesn't even need a valve adjustment until 27K miles! (I realize you can do more, race, etc. on those others though).

I've got more research to do but would be great hearing from some that have first hand experience with the dual sports.

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You wont go wrong with a WRR .
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durable = heavy
light = racey or underpowered.

it's all about compromise

The DRZ's can be made to be relatively light with a good weight loss program, at least within 20 lbs of most of the race ready Euro dual sports.
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durable = heavy
light = racey or underpowered.

it's all about compromise

The DRZ's can be made to be relatively light with a good weight loss program, at least within 20 lbs of most of the race ready Euro dual sports.
Damn compromises!....I want it all! But since I won't be racing, not so good with a wrench, and will barely have time to ride I really need to go with something that doesn't require much more than regular oil changes (sounds like the WR250R would fit that bill and the DRZ certainly does). The TE250/310 and the KTM EXC do sound awesome though!

Quite surprised (I had not looked closely at the specs) that the WRR is about the same weight as the DRZ....it's got AL frame, smaller motor and all around newer tech....wtf? It gets great reviews though and have read in more than one article that it carries it weight very well and feels much lighter. Better suspension than the DRZ so it seems the only downside would be the low end (perhaps changing the gearing could help that)...and I'd imagine there are some weight loss programs for the WRR too. Used market doesn't seem to be as good though....haven't been able to locate a deal on one yet. Nielsen Enterprises in Lake Villa has a 2012 model for about $1k off MSRP, anybody familiar with this dealer?

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Agreed. Good people there. About a mile from my house

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