Posted December 13, 2006 - 01:34 AM
Posted December 13, 2006 - 01:55 AM
It's unfortunate, but I still think it will be a few more years also.
Last week i talked with Huub Forschelen, Yamaha's Off Road racing director in Europe, and he said that until 2010 we won't probably see EFI on the production bikes.
I wouldn't be holding my breath anyway.
Posted December 14, 2006 - 11:32 AM
Posted December 14, 2006 - 11:35 AM
MSRP* $7,199 (Team Yamaha Blue) Available from July 2006
$7,199 (Gray) Available from July 2006
Type 686cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke single w/fan, 4-valve
Bore x Stroke 102mm x 84mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Carburetion Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) , 44mm
Ignition 16-Bit ECU
Posted December 14, 2006 - 01:14 PM
Posted December 14, 2006 - 04:05 PM
I am an editor at the best Greek motorcycle magazine called "MOTO". Last week i talked with Huub Forschelen, Yamaha's Off Road racing director in Europe, and he said that until 2010 we won't probably see EFI on the production bikes. This system has still many problems and needs development.
Well, at least that gives me time to prepare for the new bike talk with the wife. Not to mention butter her up so that she'll go along with it. And it would take more than EFI to make me give up blue and switch to orange. I think. Ok, maybe that's all it would take...
Posted December 15, 2006 - 10:44 AM
Also the quads aren't kick starters so that has a whole new set of problems of doing FI on a kick start only bike.
Posted December 15, 2006 - 04:28 PM
I read somewhere that the KTM is going to fuel injection next year....I think it was in my Dirt Bike magazine I can check when I get home.
The word i was getting out of this years dealers after the KTM conference was that next year the two-strokes will get EFI next year. This was the driving reason behind the new frame to allow room for the efi, pump, battery etc. Who knows, he could be leading me up the garden path. I'll guess we will find out next year.
Posted December 21, 2006 - 07:48 PM