What does CR, KX, RM, YZ mean?


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  • kawirider

Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:33 PM

#1

I have always thought about it, what do all of the two letter things mean? You know cr, kx, rm, yz, etc. etc. Anyone know what any of them mean? I gan gather that the F means four stroke, and that the R in some could be racing, but other than that I have no idea.

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  • xXHondaOwnsXx

Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:59 PM

#2

I heard that CR means Close Ratio and YZ means Yama Zinger. Don't know about the others though...

Close Ratio Fourstroke 450cc Race

  • Valerie Wilson

Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:39 PM

#3

Things that make you go....... HHHHMMMM

  • theclone

Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:47 PM

#4

KX-kawasakicross?
RM-Ricky's motorcycle (I was gonna say repair monthly but this popped into my head at the last second)

  • theclone

Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:48 PM

#5

SX-supercross, that is an easy one

  • barbiedoll

Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:03 PM

#6

This is one of those questions I was too embarrassed to ask.
I thought everyone (except me) knew.
Hope there are more replies/answers on this.

  • KDXpert

Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:07 PM

#7

I dont think they really stand for anything. I think its just like a part number. I dunno, maybe? :applause:

  • barbiedoll

Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:13 PM

#8

I dont think they really stand for anything. I think its just like a part number. I dunno, maybe? :applause:


I think you're correct. But I'm still curious.

  • 426_Texan

Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:36 PM

#9

They are not acronyms, but merely part of the model number.

  • barbiedoll

Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:45 PM

#10

They are not acronyms, but merely part of the model number.

That sounds logical. Any idea as to the reasoning behind it?

  • miguelitro

Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:48 PM

#11

yup the reason for a letter prefix for the bike is that the displacement is allready denoted in ###'s
imagine if you had the 300125759....

  • 426_Texan

Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:49 PM

#12

That sounds logical. Any idea as to the reasoning behind it?



I'm not sure I understand your question.
The reasoning behind what? As to why they choose the specific letters they do for each bike?

  • Supafreak_711

Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:50 AM

#13

CR = Crash Ready
RM = Rebuild Me
YZ = YeeehawwwZ

  • HappyCurmudgeon

Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:53 AM

#14

SX-supercross, that is an easy one


i thought SX was...

err....

*nevermind*

  • 941MXVET

Posted 07 January 2006 - 07:59 AM

#15

CR= Close ratio as in gear box
WR= Wide ratio
YZ= An old shop in Cali. that made parts for early Yamaha trail bikes to make them racers
RM= I think Racing machine, as it replaced the TM, Trail machine?

  • oldarcticatter

Posted 07 January 2006 - 08:39 AM

#16

Considering the first Yamaha was a YA1 I'm guessing that thru the years and models YZ was the last designation. I doubt they would start using YAA YAB etc....When more models were offered They just used common names for what they thought the bikes would be used for.When they intoduced the first true dirt bike it was the DT-1 D for Dirt.
TTR Trail
WR Woods
Xt Cross over Dirt or Street
My .02 but who knows

  • harjp1959

Posted 07 January 2006 - 08:42 AM

#17

CR= Close ratio as in gear box
WR= Wide ratio
YZ= An old shop in Cali. that made parts for early Yamaha trail bikes to make them racers
RM= I think Racing machine, as it replaced the TM, Trail machine?

I'm surprised that the Japanese think in English.

  • Silver Surfer

Posted 07 January 2006 - 08:44 AM

#18

I'm surprised that the Japanese think in English.


what you never saw star trek or star wars? :applause:

  • yzf_guy

Posted 07 January 2006 - 08:47 AM

#19

I thought that the R at the end of the hondas was for RED

  • DRZSuzook

Posted 07 January 2006 - 09:29 AM

#20

then what does EXC stand for??? (KTM)

honestly I just think that the manufacturers just thought of cool sounding prefixes instead of a long serial #... "I have a d984k93 250F".... BUt some of them sound like they do stand for something:

DR- dirt/road

RM- Raciing machine

All of them do have a cool ring to them...





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