Originally Posted by stevh0
what makes the 530 better than the Wr450? Yes i know the 6th gear makes a big difference. But you could sort the WR out with just a slight regear.
Ive added the Promoto rack and im actually impressed. Takes a jerrycan, tent and sleeping bag with no trouble.
Rest of the stuff in a backpack and there is very little that will stop you.
I don't think either is an acceptable compromise for an "adventure" bike. I think they are both fine dual sports. It all come down to definitions and symantics.
I feel adventure bikes need to be able to endure big road miles (more than 200ish miles/day) a couple of time per week. I think the WR250 D/S version is a much more capable adventure bike.