'02 WR426 w/ Turbocharger?

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  • WFO_Dave

Posted February 18, 2002 - 08:26 PM


Any of you guys have this too?
Can anyone enlighten me as to the Turbo charger sound this new 2002 426f has?

I hear this hint of what sounds like a turbo winding up that coinsides with throttle input. It's usually during mild accel and decel. Bike runs fine and is [/i]barely[i] broke in, (30 miles)?????????whatever????????????

  • robman

Posted February 19, 2002 - 04:34 AM


Yes , Me and my fellow wr riders call it the tweety bird. :)

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted February 19, 2002 - 05:37 AM


Dave, That sound would be the TURBO CHARGER . Yamaha had the option of turbo's in 2002. I gealous of you!!!! :)

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  • yamaha.dude

Posted February 19, 2002 - 07:29 PM


YOu guys have missed out on the WR limited Edition 'Outback Model' - only available in Australia. It has:

Factory big bore kit - 480cc - incredible torque
Fuel Injection - 300+ kms from one tank
Watercooled Turbocharger - for high speed desert runs at 250km/h
AM/FM/UHF/GPS 10CD stacker Satellite navigation unit - to keep you on track and entertained
Airconditioning - to keep you cool
Self inflating tyres - just like a Hummer
Four cupholders - count them - yes, four!
2 x 150 watt driving lights - for night time fun (or frying your bacon and eggs with)

I can't wait to see what they come out with to beat that in 2003 :)


  • WFO_Dave

Posted February 19, 2002 - 10:39 PM


Yamaha has to stay on top one way or another :)

  • WFO_Dave

Posted February 19, 2002 - 10:41 PM


I just never heard this "whine" with my WR400 I traded in so I was a little concerned.

I guess I'll have to carry along some 'cheeze' when I ride. :)

  • Dan_aguirre

Posted February 20, 2002 - 02:18 PM


Is this the new model with Auto pilot, and air bags??


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