has anyone heard about the new 2wd bike i know it is wacky what do you think?
I would love to have a 2WD bike there wouldn't be many thinks that could stop it. It is pricey though $12,000 I think!
thats nuts i cant belive how much the thing costs but i think it would be fun i have not found much on it yet though it is not in yamahas web site yet
I would rather buy 2 bikes then get a 2wd drive for $13,000.!!!!!
From what I've read in the past...it definately helps in slippery conditions driving out. Been used before in paris/dakar races. Basically the front wheel is drivien hydraulically...or some such liquid. When the bike rev's up...it spins the front wheel...maybe 10-20% power of the rear wheel. I don't know all of the specifics.
Me? I can't get out of my own way with one wheel putting down power. You think I'm stupid enough to pay $12K for a bike where I can run myself over with both wheels? I don't think so.
I would love to buy one. I can't afford it though. I read about it in dirt rider mag, sounds great. A few more years, they will all be 2wd. Then, we will nostalgicaly(?) buy "old school" rear wheel drives from the 90's (and again pay too much)
Good reports in Dirt Rider (November 2004)
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