WR 450 2 Trac, anyone else seen them ?

19 replies to this topic
  • NixoN161

Posted December 30, 2005 - 06:41 PM


hey, new to the site, so im not sure if anyone has posted this yet, but i found this on the web, i figured it would happen someday, but not this soon.
check it out. http://www.yamaha-mo...R450F_2trac.jsp

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted December 30, 2005 - 06:50 PM


yeah, there are 3 or 4 different companies I know of working on them. Pretty cool huh.

  • NixoN161

Posted December 30, 2005 - 06:58 PM


the handling would be tricky i would think


Posted December 30, 2005 - 07:11 PM


I saw those last year when they were trying them out.They said they were pretty awesome the front tire was pulling them out of deep sand and washes also it pulled enough to get over things really well and out of corners. :applause:

  • 2005 WR250f Sweet As

Posted December 30, 2005 - 07:16 PM


my friend in qld australia owns one. he paid 22,000 for it and he can get up and out off anything

  • NixoN161

Posted December 30, 2005 - 07:42 PM


22,000 seems a little steep,

  • Gadsen

Posted December 30, 2005 - 08:10 PM


I think you can get them from Zach out of Canada for $12,000 USD. Imagine how that would take corners!

  • NixoN161

Posted December 30, 2005 - 09:37 PM


i would think it would pull you sideways in a corner if you went into it at any speed

  • 2005 WR250f Sweet As

Posted December 30, 2005 - 09:50 PM


he got one as soon as it came out. there is like only 5 in australia

  • ARin

Posted December 30, 2005 - 09:54 PM


22,000 AUD or USD?

22,000 AUD is about $16K USD

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  • tmckeown

Posted December 31, 2005 - 12:31 AM



Seen one at my Yamaha-dealer, looks great but that price tag is bid how would I put it.... I know one who was supposed to use it in finnish championship tour but said it takes bit too long to get use to it. Some team used at Paris-Dakar this year but ended up disconnecting the front wheel drive because it was too slow

Timo Mc

  • gregwr450f

Posted December 31, 2005 - 12:45 AM


Yep, went on a ride with bloke who has one, he loves it and reckons it out-handles the rear wheel drive in any situation except wheelies.
The front wheel is hydraulic driven and only puts down about 30% of the power.

  • NixoN161

Posted December 31, 2005 - 04:16 PM


well if its only putting out 30% of the power the rear wheel is, then yeah i would think it would slwo you down too

  • bluebike1999

Posted January 01, 2006 - 11:41 PM


cant wait to see motard version.
and why not hydraulic rear drive too? maybe someday.

  • B-Rock

Posted January 04, 2006 - 09:25 AM


I know whats gonna be on my wishlist next year!!!

This bike kinda seems too good to be true, I'd have to ride one to tell for sure.

  • sTTeve

Posted January 06, 2006 - 01:27 AM


There is some footage about a couple of French trailriding last year in the spring. One of them was riding a 2-track WRF. Search on "French Trail Ride"

  • Drunken Monkey

Posted January 06, 2006 - 01:59 AM


I know whats gonna be on my wishlist next year!!!

This bike kinda seems too good to be true, I'd have to ride one to tell for sure.

I think they were 2004 only...... I could be wrong, we only got '04 model and they are as rare as rocking horse shit.

  • ncmountainman

Posted January 06, 2006 - 06:57 AM


and why not hydraulic rear drive too? maybe someday.

my thoughts exactly :applause: add a torque converter setup it'd be sweet!

  • moleculo

Posted February 24, 2006 - 10:17 PM




Posted February 25, 2006 - 09:15 AM


I thought a guy took 2nd overall in the 04' Dakar on one of these?

Yamaha was producing them and Int'l M/C brokers was selling them for $12K US.

I saw a video of french enduro, it was a pretty nasty event where riders had to go up a narrow ravine with a stream in it and the 2 Trac was out performing everyone, it was pretty impressive.

After some reading on it I found that the hydraulic pump is set up so that it really only transfers power to the front wheel when the back wheel breaks loose, the countershaft driving the pump has to reach a certain RPM. This is not a rock crawler or Rokon by any means.


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