2001 WR



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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted May 28, 2000 - 10:22 AM

#1

Has anyone heard any whispers about the new 01 WR 400.I currently are riding a 99 wr400 and if there significant changes I would like to update. Also have you guys heard of any problems with the KTM 400

Thanks Ross

  • RodH

Posted May 28, 2000 - 12:33 PM

#2

I hear rumours that it might be electric start, would be good but I wouldn't hold me breath.



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  • Kevin_in_New_Hampshire

Posted May 28, 2000 - 01:27 PM

#3

I heard WR426...???


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  • ButtonFly

Posted June 01, 2000 - 06:34 PM

#4

I don't think they will go to 426, as this is an enduro bike and the class limit ends at 400... Anything bigger is not legit.

  • William

Posted June 01, 2000 - 07:24 PM

#5

I heard,WR426 ele. start, alum. frame, carbon eveything, stainless steel spokes and sprockets, factory will set the your shocks to your weight and riding style and only 225 lb price $4995.00 I'll take two.

Well like i say if you dream you might as well dream big, real big.

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  • MotoGreg

Posted June 01, 2000 - 08:00 PM

#6

A friend of mine from a mag said Yamaha told him to not bother to save a lot of space for a new bike story, they don't expect a new 400/426 this year.
www.motorcycledaily.com reports that there may be a new Yamaha 250cc four stroke to compete in the 125 class.



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  • RodH

Posted June 02, 2000 - 01:13 AM

#7

They don't need to go to 426 when the WR can smoke the KTM400 and the DR-Z400, but those 2 have electric start, so I reckon Yamaha would have to think serious about adding the button, and loosing a few kgs. I know the rear guard that I have on mine is about half the weight, and I am sure there are other ares that could be addressed to save weight.

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  • Ron_in_SoCal

Posted June 02, 2000 - 06:36 AM

#8

YZ = 440
WR = ???


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  • JamesD

Posted June 02, 2000 - 10:38 AM

#9

WR=400

If Yamaha didn't have to make it a 400 so that it fits within the enduro regs it would already be a 426. There is the possibility that MX thumpers will be limited by new rules so don't assume a 440 YZ either.

  • Chris_in_the_Mojave

Posted June 02, 2000 - 10:58 AM

#10

My guess:
YZ=440 (don't forget Ron has SEEN it)
WR=400 (because of the rules)
YZ250F that runs in 125 class....

I guess we'll all know on the 8th!! Yamaha's site says they'll have all the 2001's up at 12:00 eastern.



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