HOLY $#!+ http://yamaha-motor.com/products/unitinfo.asp?lid=2&lc=mcy&cid=7&mid=209
Its somethin but it aint all that!! Oh well looks like the 03 KXs are the coolest 03s unless KTM pulls one out of the hat.
It's a four speed! Wonder how that's gonna work.
Should be great. Ferry has been running a 3 speed in SX and MX!
Are there two different oils in the motor like the Honda?
Originally posted by javelinmxer: Are there two different oils in the motor like the Honda?
not mentioned anywhere so I don't think so.
-Bike looks great
-10 lb loss is good
-auto-decomp is great
-more motor never hurts(longer stroke, more torque).
-15 lb loss would be better (no biggie)
-4 speed (yes, four will work for mx, five is better in my opinion for all around use and makes gearing choices more flexible...more WR sales now I bet, especially with the button)
-no seperate oils
-not wet-sump (not mentioned, and listing of 'aluminum oil lines' means oil is going somewhere)
All in all they should be great, and anyone planning a purchase should be happy. Not anything I'd run out and sell a bike I like for though, 426 or CRF. The WR's though look like major improvements...very nice. I might have to get a 250f though now that they have auto-decomp on it too, sweet, I love those bikes (and I'm a new bike junkie, got to buy something this year!).
NOTE: To all you red haters and blue haters, give it a rest, it gets old. No bike will smoke another, and as someone who has a new bike every year(often different colors) I can tell you if Billy-Bob Local smoked you at the track before he will still smoke you. Liking your bike and being proud of it is great, slamming everything else makes you look like a insecure dork.
9 hours, 10 minutes to go!
* 450cc - duh
* piggy back resevior rear brake
* streamlined, lighter swingarm
* optional electric start on yz
* no oil in frame to save weight
* hot start on bar like Dr. D.
* new plastic similar to yz250
* revised hubs to reduce weight
* revised head to save weight
* lighter airbox
* 238 lbs dry
You guys are funny. What's the big mystery? 13 pounds lighter than last year, cc's bumped up to 450, automatic compression release... no radical changes.
I forgot... integrated rear brake resivor and dry sump oil system.
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