New Yamaha WR450F m.2012?


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  • davomoto

Posted September 14, 2011 - 04:11 PM

#41

Here she is!

http://www.americanm...maha_WR450.aspx

Davo

  • foggy3061

Posted September 14, 2011 - 10:04 PM

#42

Yep, it certainly is here:

http://www.yamaha-mo...210/0/home.aspx

  • KGSloan

Posted September 15, 2011 - 05:33 AM

#43

oh damn, now i may have to make a change

  • F350JOHN

Posted September 15, 2011 - 08:55 PM

#44

2.1 gal tank capacity is lame. Hope aftermarket will make some good ones,
not tall and stupid looking like acerbis kx450f tank....

To Yamaha's credit, it is both kick and e-start.

Also check out this oversight:

Posted Image

It's for those times when your not sure which subframe to use...:)

Edited by F350JOHN, September 16, 2011 - 08:26 AM.


  • F350JOHN

Posted September 16, 2011 - 08:33 AM

#45



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted September 17, 2011 - 05:39 PM

#46

2.1 gal tank capacity is lame. Hope aftermarket will make some good ones,
not tall and stupid looking like acerbis kx450f tank....

To Yamaha's credit, it is both kick and e-start.

Also check out this oversight:

Posted Image

It's for those times when your not sure which subframe to use...:smashpc:


That's the prototype, not the production bike.

  • F350JOHN

Posted September 17, 2011 - 05:43 PM

#47

That's the prototype, not the production bike.


Your source?

It's in the Yamaha Motors Official Youtube vid with this oversight...

  • off_road_4_me

Posted September 17, 2011 - 05:45 PM

#48

Your source?

It's in the Yamaha Motors Official Youtube vid with this oversight...


I have no reason to doubt Krannie is incorrect on this, I've heard alot of speculation that they will come in extremely limited numbers on top of it all.

  • F350JOHN

Posted September 17, 2011 - 05:47 PM

#49

It's in this pic:

http://www.yamaha-mo...0/gallery.aspx#

  • F350JOHN

Posted September 17, 2011 - 05:48 PM

#50

Its also here:

http://www.motorcycl...First-Look.aspx

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  • off_road_4_me

Posted September 17, 2011 - 06:03 PM

#51

those are all the same pictures from the yamaha website

  • F350JOHN

Posted September 17, 2011 - 06:10 PM

#52

those are all the same pictures from the yamaha website


It really doesn't matter if anyone believes me...I just hope that redneck subframe setup doesn't actually make it into production.

  • off_road_4_me

Posted September 17, 2011 - 06:11 PM

#53

It really doesn't matter if anyone believes me...I just hope that redneck subframe setup doesn't actually make it into production.


it very well may, but I don't see what the big deal is.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted September 17, 2011 - 06:51 PM

#54

Your source?

It's in the Yamaha Motors Official Youtube vid with this oversight...


I watched the video again, where he shows the airbox door......I stand corrected :smashpc:

  • stroker

Posted September 17, 2011 - 07:02 PM

#55

Could be a pre-production test mule?

Adds credibility to the statement they are using the YZF250 chassis!

If it saves $50 to $100 per bike to not recast that frame componet, I am ok with leaving it as is.

In this economy, we are lucky anyone is taking the risk to make us a new bike.

Let's wait till we actually ride it before we take it out back and shoot it:ride:

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted September 17, 2011 - 07:47 PM

#56

I heard from "Joe" who rode one today, and he loved it. He rode it in the full GYTR kit mode, and was impressed all around. 51HP on the dyno in the race kit trim. Said it for sure felt lighter, and was much more flickable than his '07, and with much more 'serious' suspension. Sounds good to me.

If this post gets deleted, it's because I wasn't supposed to tell you all this..............:smashpc:

  • off_road_4_me

Posted September 17, 2011 - 07:59 PM

#57

I heard from "Joe" who rode one today, and he loved it. He rode it in the full GYTR kit mode, and was impressed all around. 51HP on the dyno in the race kit trim. Said it for sure felt lighter, and was much more flickable than his '07, and with much more 'serious' suspension. Sounds good to me.

If this post gets deleted, it's because I wasn't supposed to tell you all this..............:smashpc:


:thumbsup:
now to get that down payment together.

  • KGSloan

Posted September 19, 2011 - 06:45 AM

#58

:smashpc:
now to get that down payment together.



+1

I am on a 2004 wr450 and absolutely love it.

however, the new aluminum frame bikes are supposed to handle better and feel lighter than my old steel frame, and the 2012 is supposed to be an improvement on that. on top of that, give me the bad boy forks in the 2012 model and this is a BIG step up for bikes.

I think i'll keep my old steel frame and put a tag on it and use it for dual sport rides or put street wheels on it, but this new one is going to be in the garage in the next year.

  • F350JOHN

Posted September 19, 2011 - 02:03 PM

#59

OMG!!! Heres another vid. Notice the subframe issue again... :thumbsup:

I still want one. :smashpc:



  • F350JOHN

Posted September 19, 2011 - 02:05 PM

#60

"You might be a japanese redneck if...":bonk::smashpc:




 
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