I want a big bore wr550! What about you guys?
Posted November 18, 2007 - 07:03 PM
Posted November 18, 2007 - 08:52 PM
Posted November 18, 2007 - 11:36 PM
Posted November 19, 2007 - 12:26 AM
Posted November 19, 2007 - 10:44 AM
Now that would be a bike 700cc FI:ride: Come on Yamaha!! You already have the frame and the motor:banghead: Even the old 660 raptor motor would have been perfect. It would really be sweet if they came street legal like the huskys.
They have already put the 660 moto in a dirt bike (read: xt660 overseas) its a turd... But that motor in a wr chassis... that would be a whole different story!!! They could call it the blue widowmaker (p.s. I'd buy it)...
Posted November 19, 2007 - 11:14 AM
Granted you will have to go back to a 2 stroke, but I would bet that it is torque monster. Of course, you would have to man up and get it on the pipe and hold it there.
Don't think I would be up for the challenge of taming this beast.
For what it worth!
Posted November 19, 2007 - 05:24 PM
Posted November 23, 2007 - 07:26 AM
Posted November 23, 2007 - 06:28 PM
Posted November 25, 2007 - 08:00 AM
The 550, that would be an awesome bike, but hopefully it could be done with only a weight differential of only a couple pounds to the 450. If you go to the DRZ forum and look at all the 475 big bores Eddie did with the DRZ 400's you would be amazed. You could ask him if a 550 is possible with the 450 (or what is the top size). Eddie will build one for you if you have cash. Would like to see the dyno on that.
534 is reasonable limitation of whats currently available for a bored and stroked 450. tried true and tested; available is also a key word. if KTM can call a 478 a 505 then we sure as heck can call a 534 a 550! who would be able to argue about 16cc as they were trying to put their arms back into the shoulder sockets:busted: