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When do the 2017s come out?

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I've been wondering the same thing. I can't find anything on the 2017 Yamaha release. I was told by the salesman at a local shop that it would be June 8th. But was hoping something would leak by now. Was told by another salesman that if the press release is the 8th could maybe see rebates on the '16's by July 1st.

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The last couple years Yamaha announced the new bikes in the beginning of June and the new bikes were out by the middle of July. At least the yz250f and 450f....not sure about the other models!

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Well I guess a 2015 or 16 250fx will fit the bill, I wonder how much weight the kickstarter took off the bike?

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Well I guess a 2015 or 16 250fx will fit the bill, I wonder how much weight the kickstarter took off the bike?

Good question as the 17 450FX has the same claimed wet weight as the 16. Did they just take the lever off and leave all the other kickstart components in there?

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I don't imagine that the entire stack of stuff associated with the kick starter weighs more than 3-4 pounds, tops. 

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Seems as if they just changed the graphics on the 250/450f models and all the other changes were minuscule. Maybe next year will be much better.

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I wonder why they put the fuel light and engine warning lights on the 450FX, that has me scratching my head. Pretty sure I will get a 2016 now.

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Interesting about the kick starter. I wonder if perhaps "dirt rider" made that assumption based on the photos? Two things I noticed while reading through the text on the Yamaha site, I do not see where they talk about removing it, and second, if you look at their race bike, it shows it with it installed... So...?

The fuel light could be huge for this bike. Obviously, with the tank being under the seat and the cap being forward of it all, I can see how much of a PITA it would be to check the fuel level? Specifically on long cross country races. And I don't believe there is a fuel petcock (reserve) on the FI models.

I ALMOST bought a 16 yz450fx last weekend. When they announced the 2017 this week, I was relieved, because first thing I wanted to change on the bike was, black rims.

So, what is it like checking the fuel level on these anyways?

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I don't imagine that the entire stack of stuff associated with the kick starter weighs more than 3-4 pounds, tops.

Yamaha GYTR website mentions 1.95 pounds weight savings with the kick starter removal kit. I have no idea if that is the same as what is on the 2017.

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Interesting about the kick starter. I wonder if perhaps "dirt rider" made that assumption based on the photos? Two things I noticed while reading through the text on the Yamaha site, I do not see where they talk about removing it, and second, if you look at their race bike, it shows it with it installed... So...?

The fuel light could be huge for this bike. Obviously, with the tank being under the seat and the cap being forward of it all, I can see how much of a PITA it would be to check the fuel level? Specifically on long cross country races. And I don't believe there is a fuel petcock (reserve) on the FI models.

I ALMOST bought a 16 yz450fx last weekend. When they announced the 2017 this week, I was relieved, because first thing I wanted to change on the bike was, black rims.

So, what is it like checking the fuel level on these anyways?

I have the WR and find the fuel light comes on quite early. Especially on big hills then it just stays on. So it's only somewhat useful. Most of the times when I get back I see I had a 1/2 gallon left.

I think the best way might be to check it by milage.

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So, what is it like checking the fuel level on these anyways?

The walls of the stock tank right below the shrouds are transparent enough that the fuel level can easily be seen.

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Good info. I did not know that. Thanks. That's not as bad then. Does the WR show qty? Or does it just give off a light when level is low?

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Great, looks like I wont be on a blue bike for 2017..

Im really put off by the yamahas chassis. It feels absolutely enormous. Both suzuki and yamaha need to redesign there frames.

Im 6'3", 200lbs, and I cant imagine how you smaller riders can handle the yamaha in stock form. You must like big bikes.

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