mhog1234, on 18 May 2012 - 07:28 AM, said:
Going back to the original thread, I was impressed with how James answered the questions about JGR and the Yamaha (and I'm not a JS7 fan). He didn't fully bash the bike, he just said it wasn't for him; I can buy that. I bet if we opened a poll about which is the best 450, we would get 50 different answers; it's goes back to riding style, personal preference. I don't think the new YZ450 is bad, it just doesn't seem to fit those that ride over the front wheel. The GNCC guys are killing it on them, so apparently, they're good for offroad. Anyway, it will be nice to see JS7 line up for MX; like him, hate him, or don't care, he will bring some excitement to the races.
Funny you should mention the GNCC guys on the yz450. Yes... they are doing well on that bike but for offroad, you aren't over the front wheel all the time and the guys are bigger. Aren't many of the guys switching to the new wr450 now?
Funny thing is... before I got my KTM 450 for racing, I seriously considered that yz450f for desert racing. The fact that James and the new YZ don't get along doesn't change my opinion of the bike. The fact that James looks more comfortable on the Suzuki doesn't change my opinion of that bike either. At my level, I could be racing any color bike... or even just loading my bike on to the trailer... I'm going to be on the ground!
Edited by mauricedorris, 18 May 2012 - 08:06 AM.