2007 WR450 Test Article - First Ride
Posted December 05, 2006 - 06:00 PM
From the article, the bike sounds awesome!
Posted December 05, 2006 - 07:00 PM
You still feel that you are on a 450, but it is a lot more along the likes of the CRF and even more so the KTM in light feel. It is thin, feeling just the MX bike!
The engine is good ’ol WR - strong with its characteristic smooth and deliberate power. It has a very snappy and responsive bottom end that will light up the tire pretty easily, especially on clay, but will also torque down really good too.
Our bikes are running in fully uncorked, competition settings, unlike the corked up way that they are sold at the Yamaha dealer, but they are still extremely quiet. Only the smallest stuffer is removed from the muffler.
Sounds like Yamaha has a winner on their hands. Now if Yamaha would just field a serious Baja effort so those 450x guys would shut their pieholes
Posted December 06, 2006 - 06:19 PM
Posted December 06, 2006 - 08:03 PM
I hope they don't dog the 05/06's any more. I'd like to sell mine in the spring. Hopefully the dealerships will sell them for MSRP. That might help.
All the reports I read on the '05/'06's were pretty good!
Posted December 06, 2006 - 09:41 PM
Posted December 07, 2006 - 10:29 AM
Posted December 07, 2006 - 11:45 PM