YZ450FX IS ON IT'S WAY

Yamaha YZ450F

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  • tomerb

Posted October 07, 2015 - 07:19 PM


I just read an article about the new models that implies the 450F and FX have less offset triple clamps than the WR, different (lighter) hubs, and different forks (probably flexier for more compliance).

The 2016 YZ 450F have 25 MM offset clamps, correct??



  • OUTERLIMITS

Posted October 08, 2015 - 07:11 AM


Only question for me is, is the backwards motor and more YZ style suspension worth the few hundreds (possibly thousands) on a new 14-15 model WR?

 

If it were 6speeds, no question. Any day of the week but, now it's hard to choose over the inevitable savings of run out stock.

You may be able to find some real great deals soon on the '12-'15 models.  The suspension is very nice and it has the '10-'13 YZ250F frame that everyone raved about.  Will be interesting to hear about the differences in the motor.  I get the feeling the newer reversed 4-valve motor will be a little more hot rod than the 5-valve motor.  The newer YZ's seem to be the dragsters at the tracks.  Still, I love that 5-valve motor.



  • SatansReverence

Posted October 12, 2015 - 12:16 AM


You may be able to find some real great deals soon on the '12-'15 models.  The suspension is very nice and it has the '10-'13 YZ250F frame that everyone raved about.  Will be interesting to hear about the differences in the motor.  I get the feeling the newer reversed 4-valve motor will be a little more hot rod than the 5-valve motor.  The newer YZ's seem to be the dragsters at the tracks.  Still, I love that 5-valve motor.

 

I've heard nothing but good things about yams 5 valve motors in regards to reliability.

 

What's the deal with their 4 valve backwards motor? Just as good? Still too early to tell?



  • stevethe

Posted October 12, 2015 - 06:03 AM


I've heard nothing but good things about yams 5 valve motors in regards to reliability.
 
What's the deal with their 4 valve backwards motor? Just as good? Still too early to tell?


Better, the four valve backwards motor has now been around for five years. Very awsome powerful motor same reliable shim under the bucket valve design as the five valve and street bike motors.
A real new bike. Awsome to see that they used the design on the WR a real winner IMO. Big upgrade.

  • OUTERLIMITS

Posted October 12, 2015 - 09:00 AM


Agree.  I think this bike will have a little more top end than the 5 valve motor, but don't know if it will be able to have the same pull down low. I'm guessing it will be a better desert bike than the 12-15 WRs due to the power characteristics.  It makes a lot of sense for Yamaha to use the same platform for all of their bikes though.  I think the 4 valve YZ's have proven to be just as reliable so far. 



  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted October 12, 2015 - 10:58 AM


You may be able to find some real great deals soon on the '12-'15 models.  The suspension is very nice and it has the '10-'13 YZ250F frame that everyone raved about.  Will be interesting to hear about the differences in the motor.  I get the feeling the newer reversed 4-valve motor will be a little more hot rod than the 5-valve motor.  The newer YZ's seem to be the dragsters at the tracks.  Still, I love that 5-valve motor.

I too am interested in hearing the differences.   I sold my 05 wr a few years ago and was thinking about getting the 2012 generation bike.  But the new bike has me intrigued, especially if it rides comparably to the KTM's.  

 

But then again, a lightweight, very nimble bike would be wasted on a spode like me.  I can hardly turn on my ktm 300 and I'm getting slower, not faster.  

 

I'm expecting a blowout of the current generation wr's , which I hear are very good bikes in their own right.   



  • OUTERLIMITS

Posted October 12, 2015 - 11:26 AM


I too am interested in hearing the differences.   I sold my 05 wr a few years ago and was thinking about getting the 2012 generation bike.  But the new bike has me intrigued, especially if it rides comparably to the KTM's.  

 

But then again, a lightweight, very nimble bike would be wasted on a spode like me.  I can hardly turn on my ktm 300 and I'm getting slower, not faster.  

 

I'm expecting a blowout of the current generation wr's , which I hear are very good bikes in their own right.   

I'm thinking there will be some pretty good deals out there.  I remember the 2013 YZ450's offered at great prices right before and after the 2014's came out. 



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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted October 12, 2015 - 02:47 PM


You can get a brand new 2013 WR250F for $3999.00.....................



  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted October 12, 2015 - 03:08 PM


I'm thinking there will be some pretty good deals out there.  I remember the 2013 YZ450's offered at great prices right before and after the 2014's came out. 

  There are already some good deals on wr450's out there.   The question is...    is the 2016 wr so good that its worth selling the 2012 model to buy it?     If not, then I'll probably jump on one of the good deals.   After all, I liked the steel framed wr.   

 

Just need a plan to get it plated.  My contact for getting this done is no longer reliable.   



  • shrubitup

Posted October 12, 2015 - 03:10 PM


You can get a brand new 2013 WR250F for $3999.00.....................

cycle trader?

  • SatansReverence

Posted October 13, 2015 - 02:38 AM


You can get a brand new 2013 WR250F for $3999.00.....................

 

The best in Aus is $9500 and that cannot be road reg like a proper dealer bought unit for ~$14000



  • KennyMc

Posted October 13, 2015 - 05:42 AM


There are already some good deals on wr450's out there. The question is... is the 2016 wr so good that its worth selling the 2012 model to buy it? If not, then I'll probably jump on one of the good deals. After all, I liked the steel framed wr.

Just need a plan to get it plated. My contact for getting this done is no longer reliable.

You need to clean out your PM box :D

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted October 13, 2015 - 05:58 AM


  There are already some good deals on wr450's out there.   The question is...    is the 2016 wr so good that its worth selling the 2012 model to buy it?     If not, then I'll probably jump on one of the good deals.   After all, I liked the steel framed wr.   

 

Just need a plan to get it plated.  My contact for getting this done is no longer reliable.   

 

Contact me or KennyMC



  • YamaLink

Posted October 13, 2015 - 06:57 AM


Cycle News' cool flip online edition has a bit more. At the least flipping through views great pics of other stories: http://magazine.cycl...e-41-october-13



  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted October 13, 2015 - 08:23 AM


You need to clean out your PM box :D

done.  







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