2010 YZ450 test/ Cycle News


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  • KillerHiller

Posted September 24, 2009 - 07:44 AM

#1

http://www.cyclenews...0-yamaha-yz450f

  • KillerHiller

Posted September 24, 2009 - 09:34 AM

#2

No Comments?

It started to sound as if they really liked it, then bashed it a little for the hard bottom end hit along with a few other things.

It sounds like it has a unique feel.

  • cowboyona426

Posted September 24, 2009 - 09:42 AM

#3

All the reviews are starting to sound the same. I'm waiting to see how it compares when it's ridden back to back with other bikes in a shootout, and to get some experience from the everyday crowd and not the mags or pros.

  • pinkston

Posted September 24, 2009 - 09:55 AM

#4

i wana ride one.. im sorry i never knew there was toooo mucchhh power..

  • grayracer513

Posted September 24, 2009 - 10:36 AM

#5

i wana ride one.. im sorry i never knew there was toooo mucchhh power..

You've never ridden an '03 YZ450 or an early CR500, I take it?

  • yz_for_me

Posted September 24, 2009 - 11:25 AM

#6

You know what they say, you can always ride a fast bike slow, but you can never ride a slow bike fast.

Sounds pretty good to me.

Quote:
"However, the bike does take a little getting used to, mainly because it's so much more responsive and agile than any other 450 we've ever ridden."

This sounds like the kind of problem you dream of having.

  • tk1

Posted September 24, 2009 - 12:33 PM

#7

I'm liking this new Yamadale more each day.

  • Streets45

Posted September 24, 2009 - 12:46 PM

#8

O man... I am thinking of gettin a 450... I was riding my friends 2004 YZ450F... is it really true these things had more "power" and "grunt" than any of the 450's that have been made...?

cuz i was racing him and had no problem wheelying 4th gear and taking off.... didn't set her down til i thought i was going to run into the side of his truck :busted:

and if this 2010 is easier to ride, i may have to get it....

im a kawi man.. but sheesh... this thing, i might have to take the exhaust to bed with me ... haha

  • pinkston

Posted September 24, 2009 - 12:59 PM

#9

You've never ridden an '03 YZ450 or an early CR500, I take it?


yes have rode both! :thumbsup: lol i understand that there is such a thing but a lil gearing would fix that :busted:

  • pinkston

Posted September 24, 2009 - 01:00 PM

#10

You know what they say, you can always ride a fast bike slow, but you can never ride a slow bike fast.

Sounds pretty good to me.

Quote:
"However, the bike does take a little getting used to, mainly because it's so much more responsive and agile than any other 450 we've ever ridden."

This sounds like the kind of problem you dream of having.


agreed .. sounds awesome :busted:

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  • KillerHiller

Posted September 24, 2009 - 06:53 PM

#11

I've been waiting for a 450 that has the nimbleness of a 250 two stroke. If real world tests confirm this, sign me up for one!

  • YamaLink

Posted September 25, 2009 - 07:27 AM

#12

Didn't the CR500 jump 13hp in 1500 rpm??

You've never ridden an '03 YZ450 or an early CR500, I take it?



  • DPW

Posted September 25, 2009 - 07:51 AM

#13

sounds like the first thing to buy for this bike is a GYTR Off-road flywheel weight...when they are available...

  • grayracer513

Posted September 25, 2009 - 08:09 AM

#14

Didn't the CR500 jump 13hp in 1500 rpm??

At least. Mine would lug along pretty well for a pinger (stock flywheel), then it would come alive, and you'd think, "Wow, it really hits when it comes on the pipe."

Then it would come on the pipe. :busted:

  • mediumfast

Posted September 27, 2009 - 04:34 PM

#15

That jump in power is the reason big bore two strokes are so hard to ride on tracks. There's definately such thing as too much power for certain kinds of riding. Of course out in the open and in sand those bikes are great but that's about it. back in the day I raced a 94 KX500. I still have nightmares about that....
I know this will offend someone but if those bikes were so great Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, and Kawasaki would still make them.

  • GodHunter

Posted September 27, 2009 - 04:51 PM

#16

this thing, i might have to take the exhaust to bed with me ... haha

Whoa man, careful what you stick in that tailpipe:smirk:

  • wr450mazz

Posted September 28, 2009 - 03:29 AM

#17

[quote name='mediumfast']back in the day I raced a 94 KX500. I still have nightmares about that....
QUOTE]

And i'm man enough to say in the late 80's when i rode a mates late 80's KX500,i could only manage 2 laps.
At 150lbs and 5ft6...it was too brutal for me to hang on BUT it was a ride i will never forget :busted:
My wr450f is a ***** compared to that KX500...no.... i will rephrase that

It doesn't compare!
I have a ton of respect for the riders of that era of monster 2 strokes :banana:

  • krony506

Posted September 28, 2009 - 02:04 PM

#18

My first race was in 1988 at high point raceway at the nationals. I raced a 1988 CR500 in the "C" class and OMG that bike was way too big for the little guy I was then. Those 500's are for real men with talent. I have a pic somewhere, You guys would laugh because the bike was so big compared to me.

  • davbrucas

Posted September 29, 2009 - 10:53 AM

#19

Back in 94 I was talked into racing a hare scramble in Louisiana with some friends that I rode MX with. I was riding a new 95 YZ125 then and I loved that thing! The night before the race (Sat nite) I broke the throttle cable. Nobody one and the race was at 0800 the next day so I took my 94 CR500 to the race...big mistake. I stalled that thing so many times in the tight woods I got pissed and ran the thing off into a gully and walked out of the woods. It is probably still out there...

  • Ga426owner

Posted September 29, 2009 - 11:31 AM

#20

reminds me of the 2003 YZF test in the power department
interestingly comment....instantaneous power...maybe too instantaneous...now this is a first for a 4smoker





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