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  1. 24, purchased brand new when I was 22. My first bike was an '06 XT225 (sold), then I went up to a '99 WR400 dual sport, and I bought the WR250R to commute to work (when I was still working locally). Now I have a choice between the power of the wr400 and the all-around goodness and ease of the wr250r. The 250 usually ends up being the bike of choice on my excursions (I live in the Mojave Desert)
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  3. Man I would be so furious, but oh well that's life I guess. 450's are great for the road, I've never found a lack of power on my WR400. The only drawback is that if it's a 5 speed you'll probably want to play with the sprocket setup to make sure it's not winding out at 60-70mph. Mine makes me wish I had a 6th gear right around 55, but I have it geared low for the mountain single tracks. There's not a hugely noticeable difference in power from a 450 to a 510 IMO, but if you think you're gonna want more power down then wait for a sweet deal on a bigger bike.
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    California street legal, this bike has been through hell and back twice and just keeps going. My brother has a nearly identical 2000 model year WR400.
    California street legal, this bike has been through hell and back twice and just keeps going. My brother has a nearly identical 2000 model year WR400.
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    Best all-around bike money can buy in my opinion. I'll be first in line if they ever come out with a WR450R.
    Best all-around bike money can buy in my opinion. I'll be first in line if they ever come out with a WR450R.
  6. Just my 2 cents, I'm new here and have to start contributing somewhere! I own both a '99 Yamaha WR400f dual sport conversion and a '14 Yamaha WR250R factory dual sport. The power of the 400 is intoxicating on such a light bike (for its time anyway), and just all out fun anywhere. But the 250 feels much better on the street, while not sacrificing much off-road (other than power). Around town and offroad the 250 is great, the only time it feels any pain is on long stretches of uphill highway or when fighting a headwind. I even ride 2up with my girlfriend (I'm 185lbs, she is ~125) on and offroad and it handles the weight just fine, even riding around at Dumont Dunes with her on the back, with just a knobby tire. I've ridden a couple KTM 530's and was very impressed offroad, but on-road was just not very fun at all for me. The bike felt unstable and just overall uncomfortable. Similar to my WR400, but the 400's weight helped it feel a bit more planted on the pavement. I tried a DRZ400 as well but the performance was just sub-par all the way around.