Posted May 01, 2012 - 11:27 AM
Posted May 01, 2012 - 11:37 AM
Most people want an electric start YZ with wide ratio tranny, 18" rear wheel, and bigger tank. That is why we modify. If Yamaha would just produce an "XC" version of the YZ, then this wouldn't be an issue.
You just hit the nail on the head! Seems the Japanese have a strange idea of what a enduro/ cross country bike should be.. KTM, Husky and others have been building these for years now with great results.
Posted May 02, 2012 - 03:43 PM
Posted May 02, 2012 - 04:32 PM
Yeah i agree, one of the reasons I didn't go or a ktm/husky/berg is cause European parts here are worth more than bloody gold is. And the service intervals are really often. And for my first bike after like 6 years of not riding MOTO didnt want that killer price.
Same here, I couldn't find a decent used euro bike for less than 6,000 dollars that wasn't a heap that needed a ton of work. I think the WR is decent but not on par with the euros, still a great trail bike that can go way faster than I need to! Dollar to fun ratio is high and thats all I care nowadays..