Originally Posted by Spud Rider
Thank you, Ed. Have you had a chance to ride your friend's WR250R? Is so, how does the Honda carry it's weight relative to the Yamaha?
Spud: Yes, have several hundred miles on the WRR (significantly modified suspension)...so far I have several FEET on my CRF riding from the front yard after unloading it from the truck, into my garage. The CRF is not tall or tippy.
Having said all this, today I went to the Cleveland motorcycle show today. Sat on lots of bikes. The CRF and the KLR650 were the only two bikes there that allow YOU to decide where your ass will be on the seat...everything else locked you into essentially one position. I HAVE made a proper decision buying this thing. Also...sat on a STOCK WR250R...tall, tippy, nasty, and if you think the CRF seat is ass-unfriendly, don't even get close to the WRR. With the WRR you are perched on top of what I consider an unpleasantly stiff top heavy bike, with a seat like an oak plank. My buddy has spent $$$$ to make his WRR much less tall, hard and nasty than stock.