I'm going back to dirt riding. And I love it. After nearly 15 years of other occupations my oldest son(15) made me bring my old Sachs 250 wr 6 speeds1978, back to life. After I saw him go all over the place except where he pointed it, I bought him a TY 250. Still an old machine (1977) but to learn the basis of dirt riding I think it's best for him, and I have to say that riding this bike is fun. Now I'm the one riding the beast (the sachs). It's like I never stopped. I'm sure that my time around the track is slower, to say the least, but I'm having so much fun I can't beleive it. Now I want to preserve my vintage machine, and I have to choose between those two fine machines. The wr 426 or a drz400. My question is which one would be more reliable for : quick trail riding, regular (fun)use on a MX track, pure off road fun? I ran Husqvarnas (360/390)during the end of the 70's and a few others afterward. But now that I want to ride more often, the new machines are thousands miles ahead of what I'm use to. Remember I still have my 1978 Sachs 250 wr. And to say the least, when I look at all the mechanical/electrical set up of these new bikes, it's impressive. I tried a YZ 426 and was completely overwhelmed by the power, the suspension and specialy the braking. What a rush. I got off the bike with saliva dropping on my chin saying "I want one Iwant one..." I know that a YZ surely exceeds my needs and hability. But still that ride was fun. So too stay on firm ground the WR would be my choice over the YZ. Now the choice of the DRZ VS the WR would be a matter of reliability and I have to say, performance. I know that both of these bikes offer the electric start, which is nice too. Thanks for reading me Sylvain , Verchères, Québec.