whats yamaha have to do to the 450 to win motocrossaction shoot out


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  • luvnoldcars

Posted November 11, 2011 - 05:34 PM

#1

whats yamaha have to do to the 450 to win motocrossaction shootout next year.

  • delmas

Posted November 11, 2011 - 07:07 PM

#2

be the best bike

  • grayracer513

Posted November 11, 2011 - 07:31 PM

#3

MXA Shootout...
TWMX Shootout....
...Shootout....

:busted:

  • Wiz636

Posted November 11, 2011 - 08:15 PM

#4

I thought it already did?

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  • FiremanKay

Posted November 11, 2011 - 10:17 PM

#5

09 frame, Current motor. Sub 230 pounds. Its a great bike and I love Yamaha but there are better 450's out of the box. They can all be set up to a riders liking, just ask JS7

  • HRC

Posted November 11, 2011 - 11:09 PM

#6

I guess mxa wants :

1. Loose some weight .

2. A little slimmer around the airbox

3. Better brakes.

4. A powerband that doesn't go flat on top. ( like most EFI bikes does these days)

  • eazrider

Posted November 12, 2011 - 07:16 PM

#7

I guess mxa wants :

1. Loose some weight .

2. A little slimmer around the airbox

3. Better brakes.

4. A powerband that doesn't go flat on top. ( like most EFI bikes does these days)

And 1 tooth larger on the rear sprocket....:busted:

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  • AJMAG247

Posted November 12, 2011 - 07:21 PM

#8

A test rider that loves yamahas

  • HRC

Posted November 12, 2011 - 11:54 PM

#9

And 1 tooth larger on the rear sprocket....:busted:


Probably ! :busted:

  • niles

Posted November 13, 2011 - 12:23 AM

#10

Shootouts are ok for giving you a "what's new",but really who cares about others opinions,they aren't you.

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted November 13, 2011 - 12:55 AM

#11

whats yamaha have to do to the 450 to win motocrossaction shootout next year.


Don't know about motocrossaction, but rumor has it that a 6 month full page run of Yamaha ads and a long term test bike will get you the DirtRider award.

  • HRC

Posted November 13, 2011 - 01:46 AM

#12

I would not be surprised ! But don't think mxa would do that... Seems to me like most of what they say in their tests actually are spot on

  • grayracer513

Posted November 13, 2011 - 07:38 AM

#13

The shootouts are all ridiculously subjective in the end. MXA's are maybe the most objective, and they do tinker with the bikes more than others as an owner would do, but I distinctly recall in '06 or '08 that the YZF turned in the best lap times of the lot by a significant amount, and yet finished second. WTH?

I got tired of the whole thing long ago. I'm not interested in their opinion in the least, and I don't care which one wins.

  • RiderX

Posted November 13, 2011 - 07:08 PM

#14

The shootouts are all ridiculously subjective in the end. MXA's are maybe the most objective, and they do tinker with the bikes more than others as an owner would do, but I distinctly recall in '06 or '08 that the YZF turned in the best lap times of the lot by a significant amount, and yet finished second. WTH?

I got tired of the whole thing long ago. I'm not interested in their opinion in the least, and I don't care which one wins.


This^^^. A few test rider's opinions mean little to me. Before I buy a bike I'm not familiar with I search here for common issues/complaints/praise about the bike. We are the real test riders, not a bunch of spoiled pros that are used to riding highly modified bikes that are fine tuned to their specification.

  • Stu2

Posted November 14, 2011 - 07:23 AM

#15

Sometimes they can be really petty, like complaining about a front tire!! If that is going to interfere with your decision on a bike you have problems! A tire is changed easily.... Why do they even mention it, focuss on something inherently wrong or bad

Also, they don't take other aspects into the decision, like reliability , if they looked at the whole package the yamaha would probably do much better, and with regard to the power going flat and bad brakes, these can easily be fixed, but something like suspension is difficult to get as good as the sss stuff on the yammie,

They should look at who is going to buy or race the bikes, the yammie is great from beginner to advanced, if you are a pro you will change a lot on any bike to your personal preference anyway,





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