Differences from 06 to 08

7 replies to this topic
  • jgwakeup

Posted August 09, 2008 - 08:23 AM


Hey all looking to get a new bike this season for lots o moto and will be used strickly as a race bike so can you tell me the main differences from 06 to 08 the only real one ive found was the 06-07 models have more top end..

  • clutchless

Posted August 09, 2008 - 09:13 AM


just spend some time reading all the reviews of 06 -08's in the forum.

people have really covered all the basics.

use the search function.

  • hillclimbguy

Posted August 09, 2008 - 12:08 PM


The difference between My 06 and my buddies 08 is that my bike is paid for and his are not. This makes mine a great bike.

  • desert-rat660

Posted August 09, 2008 - 01:43 PM


i think the exhaust on the 08 makes the difference in power, its restrictive from what ive heard, but i dunno :)

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  • hillclimbguy

Posted August 09, 2008 - 11:58 PM


I rode the newer bikes and think the bottem end is a little better.

  • mxracer206

Posted August 10, 2008 - 04:16 AM


The 06-08 motors should all be ok for most riders, the biggest difference is in 08 Yamaha changed the forks-shorter and 1mm less offset at the axle- and the frame slightly for better cornering.

  • grayracer513

Posted August 10, 2008 - 08:00 AM


The '08 forks are not shorter in any way that alters steering geometry. The steering head and stem a 5mm shorter to alter the flex dynamics of the frame and reduce weight, but the head angle is the same.

  • Texas30

Posted August 10, 2008 - 08:21 AM


The difference between My 06 and my buddies 08 is that my bike is paid for and his are not. This makes mine a great bike.

Now that my friends is what you call a great answer.........:) :D :worthy:

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