So last night I pulled the trigger on a 2008 Yamaha WR450F! Its my first dirtbike. I have ridden quads in the dunes and messed around on a few dirtbike but have never really gone "Riding!"
Thats all going to change now. I was originally looking at a CRF450X, as I am a red blooded Honda man, but I found, after much exhaustive research, the WR450F to be a better bike.
It all pretty much started with the new girl friend. She rides a WR250F. (she just got a new to her 2007) Every other weekend she was leaving me to go be with other guys riding the trails then coming back telling me how much fun I have it is and how much she wished I was there.
Well, I have always wanted to get into dirt but the right time never came up until now. She has a good friend (now my friend) who is a salesperson at a local Yamaha/Ducati/Suzuki dealer ship. Got out of there with the bike, all the gear (I had none), and a few accessories for the bike (brush guards, AIS, skid plate, gear bag, etc) for just south of $9k. Not sure how good of a deal it is but the bike was only $500 over cost with no set up or freight fee's. The gear was $1300 and that was with the 10% over cost they gave me. Helmet and boots aren't cheap in the dirtbike world!
Hopefully I get to go on my first ride this weekend. Work may have other plans though as it usually does.
Here for your guys enjoyment is a picture of the girl and her new bike.
Did I mention she is also an instructor at www.2-fast.org