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Old 17-03-2018
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I wouldnt worry about the weight.. I ride a 250x and even the factory edition sherco 300 was so gutless i couldnt loft the front and it just pinged off everything. Not even rideable compared to the yammy. People focus wayyy to much on static weights.

I'd be slightly tempted to wait for the 250FX '19, but it'd still be a fair while off, and that's assuming that the 250F gets the 450 treatment and also that it flows down to the fx. Also the new format will be a little smaller/nimble/more nervous which may or may not suite bigger riders.
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Old 28-03-2018
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The WR is a really nice bike. I've got a 2015 FX. Obviously coming into its third season and it is completely stock except for a lithium battery. The standard suspension and handling in general is miles ahead of any Euro bikes I've ridden or owned. Comparing the weight of the FX (which is what a WR gets stripped back to) and my previous 12 Berg 300, there was only a kilo or two difference in real ready to ride condition.

Some of the latest KTM 's have got lighter again since then, but I'd say it's only noticeable in first gear type stuff, where the Yamaha can feel a bit tall and top heavy. The weight disappears from second gear up.
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The WR is a really nice bike. I've got a 2015 FX. Obviously coming into its third season and it is completely stock except for a lithium battery. The standard suspension and handling in general is miles ahead of any Euro bikes I've ridden or owned. Comparing the weight of the FX (which is what a WR gets stripped back to) and my previous 12 Berg 300, there was only a kilo or two difference in real ready to ride condition.

Some of the latest KTM 's have got lighter again since then, but I'd say it's only noticeable in first gear type stuff, where the Yamaha can feel a bit tall and top heavy. The weight disappears from second gear up.
Same with my FX, I've only put a lithium battery in as well. Everything else is spot on stock standard. I Havent even adjusted the sag.
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I find myself agreeing (again) with that-queer disco bloke.
Consider a Mountain Bike & If it's even rideable with 40hp.

I'm a Lightweight: Circa 65-72 kg's naked with balls out:
Weight/mass between my legs can be advantatious imo.

I ride a bike/mass underneath me: Not the/myself on top.
My being on-top is happen-stance of what/mass is under.

Ie. I'll apply the mass of the bike underneath to manage momentum.
I use/require/apply mass to off-set it's physics trying to spit me off.

We/each eventually learn how to "steer with the throttle".
So steering using the bike's mass is very similar & akin imo.

I guess I'm bragging a bit here; so bite me: This happened 10 years ago:
I passed 4 riders going for it, with my Jack Russell sitting on the/my tank.
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Same with my FX, I've only put a lithium battery in as well. Everything else is spot on stock standard. I Havent even adjusted the sag.
Iím the same, Iíve had the 15, 17 and now just prepping my 18 for the A4DE in Cessnock. Aside from a little tweak of the rear spring adjustment itís bog stock. They have been great bikes and thoroughly recommend them
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depends on the terrain you ride. I have found stock gearing on the wr 250 13/50 to high. put a 52 on the rear really improves hills and tight single . almost a different bike not sure about the stock tyres though . Great little machine Yamaha are on the right track ......
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