Posted May 08, 2002 - 08:15 PM
Posted May 08, 2002 - 10:52 PM
if it's going to be improved to match the CRF 450.
What do you mean? The YZ/WR has always been the better bike, even if it was plumper than the other 'Johnny come lately' ...
As for the specifics, well, you will read about them here at TT as soon as anyone when the dealer shows in June are over and it becomes public knowledge... until then we are all just speculating... and wishing...
Posted May 09, 2002 - 01:01 AM
Posted May 09, 2002 - 07:46 AM
Posted May 09, 2002 - 07:51 AM
Posted May 09, 2002 - 07:53 AM
Posted May 09, 2002 - 08:47 AM
Posted May 09, 2002 - 11:53 AM
I know the Honda has this and that, is lighter etc... but as an overall package, I like the YZ/WR... That is my opnion and I expressed it...
All bikes have their good points and bad points... I know for me, I was never going to be happy on an XR - and I could not get a CRF registered for the road. The WR suits me and the places I ride... Sure, it would be nice to have one of the latest toys, but then, have they been as reliable?
Ever buy V1.0 of anything and find it totally bug proof?
Just my opnions, and I would love to hear you opnions about the bikes as well...
Always makes me laugh when I see a new "what is the 2003 model going to be like?" type post... we will all know soon enough, but until I know for sure, I am happy with my WR...
I had to have a light-hearted dig at the Honda, esp. considering we are a Yamaha forum... Where is the Solidarity?
I see a few CRFs down at the local track, but they are not world beaters... they sometimes get a place, but the YZ and KTM guys always seem to be in the points consistently...
I think weight is overrated when looking at bike specs. Unless you race supercross all the time - I see plenty of riders (of all sorts of machines) who could lose 10 or 20lb's of their own weight and that would make them better (lighter and fitter) riders...
As for 24cc's extra, well, the Wr has plenty of power for me, and if you can honestly tell me you can take full advantage of the extra 24cc's then you are probably a professional rider, probably with some factory or aftermarket support, and therefore you have a bike that is not stock and the whole equation goes out the window when talking about power and weight variables...
I still maintain having your suspension dialled in correctly will make you actually faster, rather than having a lighter bike...
Horses for courses, but my preference is for the WR/YZ line, and I used to have a Honda - Yamaha just has the best package for me at this point in my life...
[ May 09, 2002: Message edited by: yamaha.dude ]
Posted May 09, 2002 - 03:08 PM
Posted May 09, 2002 - 08:01 PM
Posted May 09, 2002 - 09:48 PM
Posted May 11, 2002 - 05:37 AM
Originally posted by XR6's rule:
I agree wholely and solely with tp3dxf, this revolution of dirt bike design & technology benefits us all. We no longer now have to ride XR600's !! If you remember back seven years ago they were the only real choice and now we have bikes with all the technology and performance most of us we could ever ask for. Roll on the battle of the titans- Yamaha and Honda!!
Posted May 11, 2002 - 05:55 AM
Posted May 11, 2002 - 05:57 AM
As far as sales goes, nobody can compete with the giant H. in advertising or budget. Let's face it, who else could afford to win championships by buying up the competition's top riders (R.C. N.R. E.F.).
But then that's how they do business.
P.S. I rode with a big bad crf over the weekend and it didn't appear to have much if over my stock 99 wr400, as a matter of fact my buddies wr426 was faster!
Posted May 11, 2002 - 07:40 AM