2 WEEKS till the 450!!!



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  • SUnruh

Posted May 31, 2002 - 03:59 AM

#1

i promise you, at the dealers show in 2 weeks the 450 (both yz and wr) will be unvieled.

if your dealer so wishes, they can take one home at that point in time for sale.

now, realize that ALL of the bikes are already in the USA. yep, that's right. they have to be. between unloading the ship, customs and shipping to the distribution wharehouses the time line proves that the bikes are already here. today!

think about 18lbs lighter (dry weight).
autodecomp
electric start on the WR (has a plate on the yz were it goes).
new swing arm and shock mount points.

time to start begging! :)

  • therapture

Posted May 31, 2002 - 05:50 AM

#2

The Sun Gawd has spoken! SO BE IT, and MAKE IT SO! :D

I heard it was going to be a full 460cc, weigh 209lbs, and have 62hp at the rear wheel! It won't even have a kickstarter lever, it is started by telepathy, just think about it and it starts! Digital "fly by wire" throttle control, interactive suspension that can be lowered for shorter riders on the fly, and an optional turbo kit for desert racing.

Even the tires are going to be made of a space age material that will allow riders to make bermshots and corners just like on Motocross Madness 2, wide open and at 80mph! Unlimited tracton finally!!!

And the last thing is, Yamaha decided to make it in optional colors, a hot pink for the more sensitive rider, red for the Honda defectors, blue for the traditionalists, and a green/yellow combo for the ex KLX and DRZ riders that want to ride a real racebike

:D :D :)

  • intothumpin

Posted May 31, 2002 - 05:53 AM

#3

I put a deposit on mine a month ago. Anyone want to buy my 01 YZ250f?
So Steve are you going to step up to the 450?

  • YZ400Court

Posted May 31, 2002 - 06:01 AM

#4

Originally posted by SUnruh:

now, realize that ALL of the bikes are already in the USA. yep, that's right. they have to be. between unloading the ship, customs and shipping to the distribution wharehouses the time line proves that the bikes are already here. today!


"Customs" thats funny. Ever been to the long beach container yards.....no customs. Just unload the ship and get the container out. It seems they only check if they get a tip.

  • SUnruh

Posted May 31, 2002 - 06:29 AM

#5

i certainly would like an electric start.
especially if it was a dry cell type (light weight) and was good for 4 starts.
i would like a little more power as well.

yes, i've been to long beach. they have to clear customs. even if it IS a farce.

regardless if it weighs 109, 225 or 400 lbs, the bikes will be available in 2 weeks and ALL of the details that go with them.

some might call what i said a rumor, i tend to think of it as "pre-announcment" facts. :)

  • LOOPOUT

Posted May 31, 2002 - 07:11 AM

#6

steve i thought you were all worked up about getting a cannondale??

  • SUnruh

Posted May 31, 2002 - 07:15 AM

#7

loopy,
i love the EFI and Ohlins, but can't deal with the weight. about 40lbs too much compared to my 250F. otherwise, i love the 'dale. however, i've been a Yellow/Black Hurricane Attack nut for 25 years now. hard to turn away from the "Blue" side. :)

  • LOOPOUT

Posted May 31, 2002 - 07:41 AM

#8

nothing a good dremil tool couldnt fix :)

  • Shawn_Mc

Posted May 31, 2002 - 08:02 AM

#9

Can you imagine how big the pile of crap would be on the garage floor to get 40lbs off a Cannondale? :) It would take 2 weeks just to clean up the place :D

  • YZ400Court

Posted May 31, 2002 - 08:40 AM

#10

So is the WR really e-start?

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  • gonzo

Posted May 31, 2002 - 08:46 AM

#11

Nice wishful thinking therapture.

[ May 31, 2002: Message edited by: gonzo ]

  • intothumpin

Posted May 31, 2002 - 04:43 PM

#12

Yes, the WR is E-start! anonomus tip from a mag guy who wouldn't admit to seeing the bikes but said if he had and I had put a deposit on one, which I do, I wouldn't be disappointed, but he didn't tell me that!!!!

  • Wakeman

Posted May 31, 2002 - 05:03 PM

#13

Well its a lot easier to push my E440 into the back of my truck then my old 2000 WR400 or the 2000 TE610 that I had. Also the E440 feels lighter than either of them as well.

If you live in CA, DON"T BUY A DALE. I need every advantages I can get. :)

Oh, and I am saving a ton of $$$ on gas. The FI uses about as much gas as a TTR125. Climbing hills at Stonyford for 3 days, didn't even use one tank. My KTM 300 EX/C went through 10+ gallons on the same trip.

I could go on, but I'd rather go riding.

  • fastkevin

Posted May 31, 2002 - 06:26 PM

#14

I'm sorry Dave, but everything you just wrote, cannot be given any weight because YOU BOUGHT A HUSQVARNA. I heard that the TE610 is the first bike in history, to actually achieve a negative cash value as soon as it was pushed out of the dealer
BAH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :)
WOW, I just saw that you wanted to go for it again, SO YOU BOUGHT A CLYDESDALE
BAHWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA-HA :D

[ May 31, 2002: Message edited by: fastkevin ]

  • John_Lorenz

Posted June 01, 2002 - 04:24 AM

#15

A clydsdale, hummmmmmmm never thought of that :)

Probably handle better then the Husker anyway :D

  • JohnnyG

Posted June 02, 2002 - 02:51 AM

#16

Hey Sunruh,

What is this about the dealers can take home a 2003 YZ from the Vegas show????

I heard the bikes will not be available for dealer sales til fall? They will only have models for display at the show....I think.

Do you know something my local dealer doesnt know?

  • Husker_Mike

Posted June 02, 2002 - 06:46 AM

#17

Sorry guys, but the dealer can not take/buy/steal/borrow ANY new bike directly from the dealer show in Vegas. He will get the chance to SEE the bike, sit on it, pull the clutch and kick the tires, but not take one home. He gets to order his allotment of bikes for the year at the show (which is why Yamaha has the show in the first place).

He will get to bring home a small assortment of brochures, though.

  • holeshot

Posted June 02, 2002 - 07:30 AM

#18

Originally posted by Husker Mike:
Sorry guys, but the dealer can not take/buy/steal/borrow ANY new bike directly from the dealer show in Vegas.



Which means that it will be a while before we know the actual (non-hype) weight of the new bike........

  • KYA426

Posted June 03, 2002 - 07:43 AM

#19

Where is the dealer show at?

  • armourbl

Posted June 03, 2002 - 01:44 PM

#20

I have to get a job at the Vegas Convention Center. I actually work at the Phoenix Convention Center, but they never get the big shows like this..

ben





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