Will the Problems in Japan affect our bikes?

6 replies to this topic
  • MountainMax

Posted May 27, 2011 - 02:49 PM


I was wondering if this will delay the 2012 model production? I don't think the plant was near the damaged areas but they are hurting for power over there which will affect most. Any idea when the new models will be released also??

  • jonooffler

Posted May 27, 2011 - 11:58 PM


Hi I'm not sure about new bikes, but I have noticed and have talked to a lot of owners who are finding spare parts are getting low. My local dealer has not has in a few stock parts in which they should have had loads of .I just sold my KTM to get a WR450 at the wrong time .
Still love the bike though still much better than the 450exc that I had.

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted May 28, 2011 - 12:07 AM


interesting... but it shouldn't affect the release of the 2012 wr450's. There's plenty of leftovers from prior years. They can go to almost any print/graphics shop and get some BNG to put on the bikes that are already in the dealerships.

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  • Dirt-rich

Posted May 28, 2011 - 12:31 AM


I don't know about new models coming out but I know alot of parts ( jdm/oem) are and still on back order

  • yz450fcranker

Posted May 28, 2011 - 02:42 AM


2012 bikes supposed to be produced by now

  • yz450fcranker

Posted May 28, 2011 - 02:43 AM


so if production starts now they will be sold in 2012 a few months in at least

  • MountainMax

Posted May 28, 2011 - 09:30 AM


I am just hoping for a new WR450 that is fuel injected with the backwards engine, so I can buy one and sell my 06, have people lined up waiting to buy it.....


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