Can't we all just get along
In all seriousness... I don't think Texas30 came on this thread with the intention to be a troll...
But for anyone bringing up what a magazine rates a bike / bikes... you do realize they get kick backs from the companies for good plugs? Even the biggest POS bikes get some sort of positive plug. If you want to know what is well liked... go to your local track or event and ask some riders... thats if you can't ride it for yourself.
Man, thank you SO MUCH! I really didn't come on here to start anything. I started coming here because I'm thinking of buying the 06 YZ450 & thought I could learn some things about the bike.
I slammed MXA, not the bike. Yes, I am aware other bikes have won shootouts in MXA from time to time, I just feel they lean very heavy towards Yamaha.
That DOESN'T mean Yamaha
make a bad bike or that I think the Honda
is better. Its mean I do not think the mag is fair. Thats all!
If it helps, I"ll throw this out there: I think Transworld is kind of pro Honda. Not as bad as MXA but close. I still say if I had a Yamaha in my sign & said "I love my bike but you guys know MXA favors Yamaha anyway", I'm willing to bet the same people dogging me would have been lined up agreeing with me.
Who gives a crap about brand loyalty? You think any of the Japs making any of these bikes gives a rats-ass about me or you? Please.......
I have done just what you said. I posted over at houstonmotocross that anyone with an 06 YZ, RMZ or KXF that will let me take a 6 to 8 lap spin on their bike, I will pay their practice fee. So far I have offers to ride the Yamaha & a 525 KTM & I can't wait. By far the best way to really tell what YOU think about a bike. RIDE it for yourself.
Anyway, thanks again for getting it
And heres the P.S. I never took a shot at anyone on here who didn't take one at me first.