Posted December 15, 2002 - 06:18 PM
Posted December 15, 2002 - 07:41 PM
Posted December 15, 2002 - 11:35 PM
It was not very popular and they did not make many as far as I am aware
Posted December 16, 2002 - 03:47 AM
Yamaha re-introduced the 490 as the WR500 in 1992. Damon Bradshaw raced the WR500 in the Open Class before it was dropped again.
The bike was air cooled and had a very characteristic backfire when kicking it over.
When the YZ465 came out in 1980, it was the most powerful production open class mx'er EVER produced. It completely sold out in 2 months of release.
I was lucky enough to get one ($1800.00 OUT THE DOOR!!!). I loved that bike. I raced it (MX) up until and including 1983.
Posted December 16, 2002 - 10:27 AM
I think he's interested in selling it if you want one.
Posted December 16, 2002 - 10:51 AM
Posted December 16, 2002 - 12:26 PM
I knew about the old YZ's but didn't know that this air cooled engine came back in a bike in 1992.
It surprised me a lot because
1)in these years I was reading Dirt Bike mag a lot and I'm quite sure they never talked about that ( I'll have to look back in the archives )
2)to my knowledge, both the '92 kdx250 and wr250 2-stroke were liquid cooled right?
Anyway thanks for your infos and sorry KRob but I just quit my 2-smoke air cooled kdx 200 and not interrested to make a come back . Nevertheless, I would be interrested in seeing a picture of that bike just to satisfy my curiosity.
Posted December 16, 2002 - 08:45 PM