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MidlifeCrisisGuy

2012/2013 WR450 differences ? What is coming for 2014 ?

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I'm thinking of buying a new WR450. What is the difference between a 2012 and a 2013 ?

What is coming for 2014 ? Any big changes ?

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I think 12-14 are virtually the same. Possibly some mapping and valving changes. I would go for a leftover 12 and save two grand.

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I think 12-14 are virtually the same. Possibly some mapping and valving changes. I would go for a leftover 12 and save two grand.

Where does one go in the west/ mid west for a really good price ?

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Where does one go in the west/ mid west for a really good price ?

Just call around and get quotes. I am also in the market for a new 12 and have been getting prices around $6k.

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Call rural shops first.. Most have a '12 leftover. $6k is the price. I saw a few in Montana a month ago and I bought my '12 here in Colorado for $6200 in Feb.

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12 and 13 are identical except for a white rear fender on the 13. No word on the 2014 that I've seen yet.

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No word on the 2014 that I've seen yet.

Ditto. Is something big in the works ? Should I hold off on my purchase ? I'd hate to buy a 2012/13 and then have something a lot better appear for roughly the same money.

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Based on history I wouldn't wait. The 2007-2011 went virtually unchanged (BNGs being the exception).

The 2012/13 is a great bike and you can save a wad if you buy the 2012. I highly doubt there are any significant changes to the 2014.

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My dealer said there are no changes for the 2014. I went ahead and bought a 2012 for 5700 before TTL. Cheapest price I could find.

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My dealer said there are no changes for the 2014. I went ahead and bought a 2012 for 5700 before TTL. Cheapest price I could find.

Where did you get that price? You can PM me if you like. Thanks...Ty

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Where did you get that price? You can PM me if you like. Thanks...Ty

Smokey Point Cycle Barn. They have none left. Check cycletrader to see whats left. I think an Auburn dealer had one for 6199. They wouldnt mach the 5700 before the fees though.

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Smokey Point Cycle Barn. They have none left. Check cycletrader to see whats left. I think an Auburn dealer had one for 6199. They wouldnt mach the 5700 before the fees though.

Thanks!

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Yamaha enjoyed a good 5 year model run out of the last WR. I'd expect an updated WR250F, maybe even a 290/300cc version, based on the new YZ250F before any significant changes to the injected WR450F.

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Got my 2012 WR450 from GranPrix Cycles, San Jose, CA for $8100 OTD with GYTR race kit (YZ ecu / throttle wheel ), radiator guards , and GYTR/FMF4 muffler installed. :thumbsup:  It was a deal I couldn't pass up. So... bought the bike, put requisite 1.5hr break in ride at Carnegie cycle park (I'm thinking this fuel injection is VERY touchy) . Then... put the bike in the garage and a few days later left for month of June for 7700 mile road trip to Washington D.C. and back with our two grandsons. Last week of July loaded bikes and grandkids and headed to Hollister Hills SVRA for week of camping and riding. Second day there, on easiest trail in the park, looped the bike and destroyed GYTR/FMF muffler. :lame:   Yep, fuel injection IS very touchy. :jawdrop:  I drove 2 hrs back to the house and retrieved stock muffler and 2 hrs back to the park so could finish the week riding with the kids. I have since had ECU reprogramed to map 7, "riding in slippery conditions" and added FMF Q4 muffler. Waiting to find time to ride with mods. :rant:  :ride:  :banghead:

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I got a 2013 and did not come with Pro Taper bars. The 2012's came with Pro Tapers.

 

should of come with protapers...

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I got a 2013 and did not come with Pro Taper bars. The 2012's came with Pro Tapers.

 

What did it come with??

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It has aluminum tapered bars. But no where does it say Pro Taper on them. They are just solid black.

They are the same protapers as previous bikes except all black and unbranded. That and the white fender was all they had to try and get people to buy a 2013 when almost all models were unchanged for the year.

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