Originally Posted by robert110411
My garage already has a KX 125, V-Strom 1000, Electra-Glide and my kid's CR 125 and V-Star Custom.
What I'm looking for is to get rid if the pure dirt bikes and replace them with something that can be used for Trail Rides, D/s Rides and a few of the easier enduros.
I'm in Pennsylvania and would be riding in PA, NJ, NY and maybe north.
Of these, which would you choose and why:
5' 10" 200 pounds and a C rider. Not opposed to making modifications (bars, skid plate, pipe, FI Re-map ect.ect) but I'd really rather not spend thousands on suspension and engine upgrades. Once it get's into KTM or Husky territory I may as well just completely empty the college funds and corvette fund and go all the way.
WR250R was my recent choice
There are volumes of information as to why here. These two great guys' webpages offer plenty of information and inspiration-
What as I see as WR250R positives are the dualsport and adv travel characteristics of the WRR. The bike is smooth, dead reliable (except the fuel pump) and low-maintenance. I prefer to spend more of my free time riding instead of wrenching- I did ride 7k miles this past season, mostly dirt road and singletrack, four adventure trips across WA from May to Nov
- on a Japanese dead-reliable dualsport- CRF230L! I got the WRR to have a smooth ride capable of long days on highway-speeds, specifically for the CDR next year!.
The dirt-riding is individual. Most of it depends on the rider, I have lived that on my little red bike leaving others behind that are much more acclaimed motos. I have in the past ridden eastern woods clay-mud and Piedmont sand, seems like different requirements. Small bikes have the rep and by my experience are great for the tight woods. Low end torque beats HP in the real tight and tricky steep stuff- have lived that.WRR lacks the low-end in the torque v HP relationship. It will be interesting next summer to try my WR250R on the climbs that I rode on my CRF230L where a WRR did not make it. The powerband will require a different riding approach, will be fun to see how I do with it.
Lots of good reasons to pick a WR250R!