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The new Yamaha dirt bikes

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FYI, the new Yamaha dirt bikes and ATVs will be posted on the Yamaha web site, Sunday, June 12 9 PM Pacific. The wait is almost over. :)

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I saw the spy pics of the 06 YZ 450 in May's Dirt Rider. I have to say the aluminum frame looks really dumpy. Not that it really matters what it looks like, but how it will ride. I just think Kawi, Suzi, and Honda hit it right with their aluminum frame. Not sure of Yami's idea, hopefully it is just a prototype. I'm hoping the WR doesn't get that goofy looking frame next.

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Amen, form is less important than function. If you don't want a dumpy looking frame, go ahead and get a bike from the other brands. Not only will you not be able to find a large enough aftermarket tank, you will have a nightmare getting to your carb and airbox. Yamaha is making a user-friendly AL frame, but it probably won't go over will because it doesn't have the "look."

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