Austrailaisan Dirt Bike 05 WR450 Review
Posted December 11, 2004 - 01:16 AM
Whilst I realise this is easily fixed with springs and some tuning the bike coped ergo bashing as well.
I sure hope this is an over reaction but on reading these articles it appears the WR has gone back wards not forwards.
Posted December 11, 2004 - 04:29 AM
Posted December 11, 2004 - 07:40 AM
Posted December 11, 2004 - 07:44 AM
I agree the 05 seems to have many specs that are going backwards compared to the 04! I just dont get what Yamaha is thinking.
I completly disagree.. With the exception of the small tank, I think it's all in the right direction. It'll be the best WR yet...
Posted December 11, 2004 - 08:11 AM
It's in the latest issue of Australasian Dirt Bike, one of the (probably THE) biggest selling dirt bike mag's in Australia. I have a fair bit to do with prepping certain bikes (road bikes) for magazine journalists, and generally what they write can depend on how well they're treated by the people providing the test bike. I tend not to take what ANY magazine says too seriously. If it's a bike i'm not familiar with, asking a mechanic who works on that brand can often help find any problem areas to look out for. If a magazine has expensive full page ad's for let's say Hondas, they probably aren't going to tear strips off the Honda they are testing that issue.....Money talks.....
I would like to see that article.. I find it hard to believe.. People can bad mouth the WRs for being tall,heavy or top heavy but to say the 05s are poorly suspended would surprize me. Is there a link to the article? Or did you see it in print?
Posted December 11, 2004 - 08:31 AM
Asking someone to pick out your bike for you is like asking someone to pick out your girlfriend. A magazine could be compared to a dating service data base of different girls ...oops I mean bikes, to ride. Many differences, many personalities, many choices. It all depends on the individual. It's your decision. But in the end, your the one that's gonna have to sleep with it.