ding ding ding :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:....... either way, you will need to do some modding to get the most out of either one. really you cant go wrong with either.. both dead reliable, fun, and relatively cheapWR feels more like a dirt bike that needs to be wound out.
DRZ feels more like a street bike that has good low end grunt but tops out sooner on the highway.
Both bikes suck is stock form.
Plan on spending around $1,000 in aftermarket parts to get the most out of either bike.
Include mods and good riding gear in your budget while shopping.
WRx costs a little more to mod due to the Power Commander and full exhaust but comes with better suspension out of the box.
Both of my DRZsm's felt soft and needed some suspension work. I'm 200lbs so you experience might be different.
DRZ typically is cheaper to buy than the WR but it doesn't have the modern FI or aluminum frame.
6 of one 1/2 dozen of the other.
Best to try both and see which suits your riding style better.