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FIRST LOOK: 2014 YZ450F !

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Here you go:

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The 2013 all Japanese championship starts this weekend and Yamaha unveiled their new 2014 bike today !

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Saw this first thing this morning, too. Looks like they really tried to adress the complaints of the bike. I'm glad the y stuck with the general idea. Hopefully the bike is a hit this time. I have faith in those guys to get it right.

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Hope it is all sorted, but personally I think they need to make the bike look completely different to make people want them. People need to see big changes not small changes that are not realy noticeable to the eye.

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is that an exhaust pipe I see running up the right side of the bike towards the front?Did they revert back to a normal engine config?

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is that an exhaust pipe I see running up the right side of the bike towards the front?Did they revert back to a normal engine config?

I goes around both sides of the motor now, instead of the tornado at the back (similar to JGR)

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What's up with the bizzar cowl at the front of the bike?

Are you sure this is a 2014 YZF?

It looks more like a fantasy bike(made by someone) than that of an official Yamaha product.

Aside from that, why would Yamaha return to the old front/wrap pipe design?

I'm thinking the inverted head was a milestone for Yamaha and it's unlikely that there going to go backward on that imo.

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Thanks for posting that.

Though I must say that is indeed a curious design(up front). Whatever the case, I hope it can be removed for us old schoolers :p

One thing though... if this is the rear canted engine design, I wonder how they got the pipe to wrap around each side of the engine?

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Thanks for posting that.

Though I must say that is indeed a curious design(up front). Whatever the case, I hope it can be removed for us old schoolers :p

One thing though... if this is the rear canted engine design, I wonder how they got the pipe to wrap around each side of the engine?

I believe they mean it starts on the back and wraps all the way around the front then back like normal

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Thanks for posting that.

Though I must say that is indeed a curious design(up front). Whatever the case, I hope it can be removed for us old schoolers :p

One thing though... if this is the rear canted engine design, I wonder how they got the pipe to wrap around each side of the engine?

think of the number '9' from top view of engine

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... I think they need to make the bike look completely different to make people want them. People need to see big changes not small changes that are not realy noticeable to the eye.

"People", it turns out, aren't very smart.

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I really want to get a ride on a 2010+ yz450 to see what all this drama is about. I hope this revision scares away all the bad press that is really bad for yamaha I loved what they were doing and I love how they never sacrifice their build quality and reliability even with radical designs.

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"People", it turns out, aren't very smart.

Dont know what you mean by that

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"People", it turns out, aren't very smart.

Yep, many voted for the zeroman. Twice!

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I wonder if they used the 250f frame like they did for the WR. Regardless this looks a bit Mickey Mouse to me. I think I'll go get a Zook!

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