Originally Posted by Nanabijou
The WR250R has 26,000 mile valve adjustment intervals. Can't beat that. Thanks Yamaha. Only time it feels stressed to me is at about 85-90 mph. But there's no fun for me in riding at those speeds - so it isn't a problem. It feels very relaxed at 65 mph and fuel-economy is much better there too.
It's funny - a friend who rides a Sportster, took my CBR150R out on a 150 mile day-ride yesterday. He couldn't believe how smooth it ran at 65 mph. His left hand never went numb the entire ride......a problem he experiences often with the Sportster.
Really enjoying this report. Go WR!!!!
A friend of mine rides a WR in S. America. He has 69,000 miles (not KM) on it and I asked what he has done to it. "Add fuel" was his response. So it sounds like they are up to the challenge. A WR is on my list for the next bike too.