Im just curious because I may be getting one soon
In what area
Personally I would stay with 06+ yami 4 strokes.
Which one are you getting?
They don't compare --- one is a motocross bike and one is an off-road bike
the 03 YZ450 was fast for its time, but is a bit hampered for off-road use by its 4 speed gearbox -- its got an abrupt powerband that would be too barky for running around in the woods -- plus its 11 years old
Don't know what "late model" means in reference to the 250, but if it has an aluminum frame, then that is the most current edition I think. The WR is directly based on the YZ250F, but you wouldn't know it riding one stock -- they are great bikes that need to be un-corked to reach their full potential. A very good choice for all around use but is set up soft and would need some suspension tuning before venturing out onto a MX track, but so would any off-road bike.
If your riding was going to be more woods/trails i'd get the WR in a heartbeat over an aged and long obsolete race bike. If the suspension was stiffened up a little and the motor was uncorked and a free breathing exhaust installed - I would even prefer to ride a bike like that on an MX track than a cantankerous old YZF as well
-- My opinion only
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