First Ride 2015 Yz 450



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  • Big Blue 622

Posted July 06, 2014 - 12:02 PM

#1

 
This bike is Amazing!!

So powerful but so easy to ride.

I have had at least 5 450s and a few 250s but this bike is the best of them all.

Yamaha has got 90% of the bugs worked out on this one.

Im sure it wont win the shoot out it has no fancy stuff but its number 1 in my book!


 

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  • jiveturkey92

Posted July 06, 2014 - 01:11 PM

#2

Your a lucky man. I'm beyond jealous

  • dirtbeater

Posted July 06, 2014 - 04:02 PM

#3

That is a saw wheat lookin scooter. Congrats.

Edited by dirtbeater, July 06, 2014 - 04:03 PM.


  • YamaLink

Posted July 07, 2014 - 04:45 AM

#4

By chance was 1 of your prior 450s a 2013 or newer KX450 to compare and contrast?



  • Stu2

Posted July 07, 2014 - 05:41 AM

#5

Ya I would love to get a comparison between the 15' kx and yz 450's as thats what my decision is between

  • Big Blue 622

Posted July 07, 2014 - 06:27 PM

#6

Thanx for the comments everyone, any way I chose the Yamaha over Kawasaki do to I did not want air forks and also with Yamaha like every write up says they are bullet proof. My 09 Yz had 180 hrs on it and and ran like a watch before I got rid of it, Im a B rider got to love Titanium valves.

Like I said Im sure the Kawasaki will win the 15 shoot out.The yz will come in 3 or 4th it has no air forks,launch control and on the fly map button Ala Honda. I like the bike guess that's all that matters and Im sure Rv could win on it ha ha.

  • ah665

Posted July 07, 2014 - 06:37 PM

#7

Awesome bike. They look great for 15 with the black rims on the blue model. I would also figure the KX is the bike this year (performance-wise). I haven't ridden a '15 but the '14 Kawi was amazing, for me. However, that wouldn't make it an instant buy for what I would own. As a few have also mentioned, the Yam's reputation for build quality / overall reliability should go a long way when making a decision. It makes it a tough call, for sure. Either way, shootout wins are cool but at the end of the day, it's just nice to be on the bike that YOU like. Enjoy the '15 YZ.



  • sploon

Posted July 07, 2014 - 11:46 PM

#8

Allways good to hear positive feedback. I have pre ordered mine but it wont arrive in the country till next month. I cant wait!



  • stroker101

Posted July 08, 2014 - 04:37 AM

#9

congratulations

 


Edited by stroker101, July 08, 2014 - 04:38 AM.


  • Navaho6

Posted July 09, 2014 - 05:14 PM

#10

 My 09 Yz had 180 hrs on it and and ran like a watch

 

I just bought an '09 for woods riding.  What do you like the most about the '15 over the '09?  



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  • sean3239

Posted July 09, 2014 - 06:12 PM

#11

Thanx for the comments everyone, any way I chose the Yamaha over Kawasaki do to I did not want air forks and also with Yamaha like every write up says they are bullet proof. My 09 Yz had 180 hrs on it and and ran like a watch before I got rid of it, Im a B rider got to love Titanium valves.

Like I said Im sure the Kawasaki will win the 15 shoot out.The yz will come in 3 or 4th it has no air forks,launch control and on the fly map button Ala Honda. I like the bike guess that's all that matters and Im sure Rv could win on it ha ha.

The Yamaha does have the tuner which is pretty trick and easy to use...that's something.



  • tamasuperstar

Posted July 09, 2014 - 11:10 PM

#12

It looks great. Mines on pre order and will hopefully be here in about 3 weeks. 

 

Any feedback you can give us - the more the better!



  • souliog

Posted July 11, 2014 - 11:02 AM

#13

I bought a CRF450 instead....big mistake! :thumbsdn:



  • savagex

Posted July 11, 2014 - 01:05 PM

#14

Blue with black rims is sweet! Nice move Yamaha



  • mikerides33

Posted July 16, 2014 - 06:22 AM

#15

How is the suspension?

  • Big Blue 622

Posted July 16, 2014 - 06:52 AM

#16

The best suspension out there rode a 13 CRF and 14 KX 450 both and the 15 Yz is head and shoulders better.

 

I ride at Raceway park NJ the track is a national caliber track tons of breaking bumps,chop,ruts loam,hardpack and sand.The SSS Kayaba suspension loved it and I did to infact Im not even gonna put my Fasst Flex bars on this bike wow its that good.

I did get a Yoshy slip on for it for the bling of it lol the stock pipe is perfect riding this Fri might need some maps hope not I don't have the tuner if any one has maps for the 14 with a pipe send them this way.


Pin it to win it!!!!!

 



  • mikerides33

Posted July 16, 2014 - 07:09 AM

#17

Nice....I figured....YZ suspension is better stock than a lot of revlaved stuff.....they just have it IMO. Enjoy man!

  • bigamehunter

Posted July 17, 2014 - 03:23 PM

#18

This bike is Amazing!!
So powerful but so easy to ride.

I have had at least 5 450s and a few 250s but this bike is the best of them all.

Yamaha has got 90% of the bugs worked out on this one.
Im sure it wont win the shoot out it has no fancy stuff but its number 1 in my book!


Good to know. I'm planning on getting another bike. Haven't ridden in 10 years. Last bike I had was a 2001 YZ426. I was thinking the 15 YZ or the 15 RMZ. I think I'm going to go with the YZ.

  • 250premixer

Posted July 28, 2014 - 03:32 PM

#19

 
This bike is Amazing!!

So powerful but so easy to ride.

I have had at least 5 450s and a few 250s but this bike is the best of them all.

Yamaha has got 90% of the bugs worked out on this one.

Im sure it wont win the shoot out it has no fancy stuff but its number 1 in my book!


 

I saw your 2013 yz250 on craigslist.... Thats the same fence, Did you ever sell it?



  • YzCas

Posted July 29, 2014 - 04:13 AM

#20

It looks great. Mines on pre order and will hopefully be here in about 3 weeks.

Any feedback you can give us - the more the better!

I just bought a 14 brand new for 7200. Its basically the same yz did this huge change in 14.
my bike runs like it's mad it is absolutely the best I've had yet too to bottom rocket ship.

Edited by cas747, July 29, 2014 - 04:16 AM.






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