12-14 changes? Is it worth the extra grand or two for the 2014 vs the 12?

Planing on buying new 450 in a few months after taxes come back, is it worth it to have the 2014 model vs the cheaper 12?

Edited by Bazuka Joe

Only for resale reasons. bikes are the same.

Only for resale reasons. bikes are the same.

No changes what so ever? They all have the yz suspension?

What's a good otd price on a 12, low 7000?

Just bought a 2013 today - $6,800 before tt&l.  Best deal I could find on a 2012 was $6,600.  No one is making any deals on the 2014's around here.  Only difference in 2012 vs 2013 is '12 uses a cdi ignition, '13 used tci ignition.......and color of rear fender.

 

http://fzronline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=2398

I think I've seen them on cycletrader for $5k for the '12 model new. Add in about $350 for shipping.

I think I've seen them on cycletrader for $5k for the '12 model new. Add in about $350 for shipping.

Not bad, the dealer can ship it yea?

Bikes are virtually the same from 2010-2013 but drastically changed in 2014 for the better....

Bikes are virtually the same from 2010-2013 but drastically changed in 2014 for the better....

He's refering to the Yz's. The Wr's are the same from 12'-14'.

He's refering to the Yz's. The Wr's are the same from 12'-14'.

Missed the WR forum reference....sorry

Edited by originalmonk

I checked on the $5k deal on Cycletrader.  I does not include some huge dealer prep and freight fees.  With all the fees included, the price is close to $6,000, then you have to add shipping.  For about $300 more, I got a '13 locally.  Much easier, and the dealer sold me the extras without markup.

Edited by Navaho6

Just bought a 2013 today - $6,800 before tt&l.  Best deal I could find on a 2012 was $6,600.  No one is making any deals on the 2014's around here.  Only difference in 2012 vs 2013 is '12 uses a cdi ignition, '13 used tci ignition.......and color of rear fender.

 

http://fzronline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=2398

First I've heard of this and frankly makes no sense.

 

Where are you getting this information from?

I checked on the $5k deal on Cycletrader. I does not include some huge dealer prep and freight fees. With all the fees included, the price is close to $6,000, then you have to add shipping. For about $300 more, I got a '13 locally. Much easier, and the dealer sold me the extras without markup.

Problem is there's nothing really "local" in Vermont. What was your OTD price? In sure I could find some dealers in New Hampshire as I basically live on the vt/nh border. Any good sites to located dealers?

Edited by Bazuka Joe

First I've heard of this and frankly makes no sense.

 

Where are you getting this information from?

 

Published specifications from Yamaha:

2014 Specs show TCI ignition:  http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelspecs/210/0/specs.aspx

2013 Specs show TCI ignition:  http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelspecs/210/1/specs.aspx

2012 Specs show CDI ignition: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/27131/Buyers-Guide-Specifications/2012-Yamaha-WR450F.aspx

Problem is there's nothing really "local" in Vermont. What was your OTD price? In sure I could find some dealers in New Hampshire as I basically live on the vt/nh border. Any good sites to located dealers?

I paid $6800 + $180 for registration/paperwork fees + 9% sales tax.

 

Yamaha website has a "Find Dealer" link:  http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/dealers/locator.aspx?ls=sport

HOW SPARK IS MADE? CDI and TCI

CDI-ignition.gif

CDI Ignition makes the spark by discharging a capacitor loaded with high voltage (200 - 450 volt) FROM the ignition coil (negative pulse) by using a SCR (Thyristor).

CDI coils have low impedance and inductance (XL< 1 ohm) and can reach high RPM. This type of ignition makes high power and short sparks.

TCI-ignition.gif

TCI Ignition charges the coil with a current before the spark is done. Spark is done when the current is cut suddenly.

TCI coils have high impedance (>1 ohm) and can reach lower RPM. Spark duration may be longer.

go back <<

 

Ok, so here is a diagram of the differences....you learn something new every day...litteraly.

The electrical part numbers looked all the same to me.

Having said/posted that I think there might be a misprint in Yamaha's literature. I really can't believe there'd be a difference between the three model years.

 

Only way to tell for sure is to check the micro fische and I do not have the time. Maybe someone else can pony up the time.

 

Cheers

Edited by JDLowrance

The part # is the same for the ignition coil on all 3 years per BikeBandit.com

The part # is the same for the ignition coil on all 3 years per BikeBandit.com

 

Ahh, typo by Yamaha then. That's what I expected.

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