Originally Posted by clapped_r6
same boat here. had a wr250r for 3 years, and did an offroad trip where i wanted better suspension and more torques.
i ended up getting a 450exc RFS ktm. you shouldn't rule one of those out, they're very durable for what they are. and WAY more fun than the wr (don't flame, i loved mine, i just wanted MORE, and i'm not racking up huge miles or anything)
Same here- went from a WRR to a 525; no regrets at all. BUT, that's not to say the WRR is not an excellent bike. Really, the better choice would totally depend on riding style. For general exploring duties, commuting, and general plunking around, the little Yamaha is hard to beat. IF you are an aggresive rider, the higher performance bike is just so much more rewarding.