2 wheel drive WR450


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  • firestorm

Posted June 13, 2004 - 07:18 PM

#1

"THE FIRST PRODUCTION 2WD FOR MOTORCYCLES

After one hundred years of one wheel drive, Yamaha are to launch the revolutionary WR450F 2-Trac rally bike, a limited production competition machine featuring the world’s first production two wheel drive system for motorcycles. Based closely on the successful WR450F four stroke Enduro machine, the WR450F 2-Trac is the result of many years of joined development by Yamaha and Öhlins Racing AB."

http://www.yamaha-mo...sp?modelcatid=5


looks like this bike may now be available in Australia. has anyone out there had any experience with it? i don’t know if it is readily available to commoners but would anyone invest in one for a weekend trail machine? :thumbsup:

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  • sabin

Posted June 13, 2004 - 08:20 PM

#2

I friend of mine has it. I have tried it. It is great bike. It comes with ohlins/scott damper and the ohlins suspension is great. The real wheel do not have tendancy to go left-right. It is 15kg heavier. Also there is power loss with all this hidraulics. I beat him at drag race with my 450 as if he is riding 426.

  • N7SLC

Posted June 14, 2004 - 03:22 AM

#3

Just imagine how good that thing would be in the sand!




 
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