the new Zuk sure looks sweet on paper


38 replies to this topic
  • Ga426owner

Posted June 28, 2007 - 12:54 PM

#1

They sure put a lot of new changes on the 08 450 - check it out....

http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=524281

  • leanin

Posted June 28, 2007 - 12:54 PM

#2

It looks like Suzuki stepped up to the plate on fuel injection for '08 and a 5 speed gearbox.

http://www.media.suz...5&model_year=08

It'll be interesting to see what everyone is saying about FI on MX bikes this time next year.

  • Wiz636

Posted June 28, 2007 - 01:18 PM

#3

I don't care what anyone says...I am a Suzuki fan. Yami's are #1 in my book but the Zook is right behind it.

  • yz_for_me

Posted June 28, 2007 - 03:30 PM

#4

Definately a nice looking ride! It looks a lot thinner and less "chunky" than the current RMZ.

  • WB450

Posted June 28, 2007 - 03:49 PM

#5

The EFI 450 quads have been kicking ass for a couple of years now.

  • Markopolo400

Posted June 28, 2007 - 04:43 PM

#6

It looks like Suzuki stepped up to the plate on fuel injection for '08 and a 5 speed gearbox.


Not to mention the completely new engine.

  • warrior86

Posted June 28, 2007 - 05:36 PM

#7

i like the plastic too.... more geometric/angular shapes. Gives it that futuristic look just like the streetbikes are really gettin into.

  • hi everybody

Posted June 28, 2007 - 09:01 PM

#8

It is a pretty shweet lookin and soundin bike...Just wondering if the performance is up there too.

  • almostinvincible119

Posted June 29, 2007 - 06:58 AM

#9

I find it really odd that the price is lower than its carburated counterparts.

The one thing that really worries me is that: is the power going to be electric-like as MXA once described?

  • Ga426owner

Posted June 29, 2007 - 07:32 AM

#10

I find it really odd that the price is lower than its carburated counterparts.

The one thing that really worries me is that: is the power going to be electric-like as MXA once described?



I am almost 99% positive that the 6099 retail price is a typo....but it sure would be nice to see Suzuki set a precidence of lowering the price for MX bikes.....and wishful thinking:thumbsup:

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  • grayracer513

Posted June 29, 2007 - 08:19 AM

#11

I have often made the point that the idea that EFI is going to be vastly more expensive than carburetion is poorly founded. A new FCR typically costs $900, all by itself. Electronics are cheap, and that's a lot of what EFI is made of. The hardware is pretty simple, with the injector itself being the most expensive, high precision component.

What would be wrong with power like an electric motor? Power everywhere across the rpm range would be bad? Power delivery with no hitches, spikes or hits? If you can hear it, it's in the fat part? That sounds good to me, as long as there's an adequate amount.

  • Polar_Bus

Posted June 29, 2007 - 08:30 AM

#12

It is a pretty shweet lookin and soundin bike...Just wondering if the performance is up there too.


FI is not going to offer any more hp than a current carbed version. FI will however produce ultra crisp throttle response over a broad ambient temperature curve. No more jetting in the fall, then rejetting in the summer... and so on..

  • Dr.Crankenstien

Posted June 29, 2007 - 12:54 PM

#13

There easier to re-light after a spill too!:thumbsup:

  • hi everybody

Posted June 29, 2007 - 02:11 PM

#14

yeah...Im just wondering how she rides compared to other 08 450s..

I may need to pick up a new 450 in 09 :thumbsup:

any news on the 08 hondas yet?

  • Polar_Bus

Posted June 30, 2007 - 02:15 AM

#15

There easier to re-light after a spill too!:thumbsup:


Yea, good point! I didn't think of this bonus. Imagine a stupid lowside, and jump back on, and with one kick, you are back in the race! SWEET

  • Butta

Posted June 30, 2007 - 07:21 AM

#16

Yea, good point! I didn't think of this bonus. Imagine a stupid lowside, and jump back on, and with one kick, you are back in the race! SWEET


You mean you want your 4 stroke to act more like the "antiquated" 2 strokes???

:thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted June 30, 2007 - 10:56 AM

#17

You mean you want your 4 stroke to act more like the "antiquated" 2 strokes???

:thumbsup:

You're really reaching with that one, aren't you? :thumbsup:

  • FeliX 450

Posted June 30, 2007 - 04:24 PM

#18

and why is this in Yamaha forum :thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted June 30, 2007 - 05:09 PM

#19

Because so far, I've let it stay here. :thumbsup:

We don't really have a lot of technical problems to resolve here, and it's a lot more interesting than the 14 picture threads we had going last month. :thumbsup:

  • Butta

Posted July 01, 2007 - 07:53 AM

#20

You're really reaching with that one, aren't you? :thumbsup:




yeah, just trying to show what the 2 strokes were always good for, and that the hard re-start has always been an issue for some on the 4 strokes....





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