Come on fellas - think about it.....
since the YZF400 was released, every 426 2000-2002, 450 2003-2005 - the alum 450 2006-2008 share a 3yr life cycle before massive changes occur. The 00-02, 03-05 and the 06 -08 is practically the same bike with many refinements, nothing earth shattering....I expect a full refresh for 09.....with 2 more years of refinements 2009-2011.....the cycle will probably continue in this way as tooling is too expensive for a full refresh every year.
I completely agree. My only problem is, come october i would have been on my 06 yz250F for two years and i really think i want to give the 450 a try for the second time and sell my 250F later on this year for the new bike. I don't think i can wait out untill Sept or Oct of 2008 to move up to the 450 and where i live bike's don't get sold too quickly. Put it this way, i'm lookin for a reason to buy a YZ450 but i find it hard to when i know full well that 09 will be a big year. For that reason i'm pondering if i should go with the KTM or Honda
since the Hondas sell easier where i live than almost any other brand (don't ask me why, i think people are just obsessed with the old fashioned way of thinking that honda is best still). And if i were to give the Honda (which i think should be solid for 08) a try, and then a year later yamaha
comes back swinging in 09 then i'll get it sold easy and get myself a new blue bike once again. What you guys think is the best thing to do? Then agian, we haven't seen what the other companies are offering for 08 yet. I was wondering if i should just try to get a deal on an 07 Yami but then when i go to sell it one year later it won't get sold as fast as an 08 so the few hundred bucks won't be worth it. I'm confused. The joys of pondering about a new bike.