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WR 450 2 Trac, anyone else seen them ?

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I saw those last year when they were trying them out.They said they were pretty awesome the front tire was pulling them out of deep sand and washes also it pulled enough to get over things really well and out of corners. :applause:

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Hi,

Seen one at my Yamaha -dealer, looks great but that price tag is bid how would I put it.... I know one who was supposed to use it in finnish championship tour but said it takes bit too long to get use to it. Some team used at Paris-Dakar this year but ended up disconnecting the front wheel drive because it was too slow

Timo Mc

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Yep, went on a ride with bloke who has one, he loves it and reckons it out-handles the rear wheel drive in any situation except wheelies.

The front wheel is hydraulic driven and only puts down about 30% of the power.

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I know whats gonna be on my wishlist next year!!!

This bike kinda seems too good to be true, I'd have to ride one to tell for sure.

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There is some footage about a couple of French trailriding last year in the spring. One of them was riding a 2-track WRF. Search on "French Trail Ride"

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I know whats gonna be on my wishlist next year!!!

This bike kinda seems too good to be true, I'd have to ride one to tell for sure.

I think they were 2004 only...... I could be wrong, we only got '04 model and they are as rare as rocking horse shit.

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and why not hydraulic rear drive too? maybe someday.

my thoughts exactly :applause: add a torque converter setup it'd be sweet!

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I thought a guy took 2nd overall in the 04' Dakar on one of these?

Yamaha was producing them and Int'l M/C brokers was selling them for $12K US.

I saw a video of french enduro, it was a pretty nasty event where riders had to go up a narrow ravine with a stream in it and the 2 Trac was out performing everyone, it was pretty impressive.

After some reading on it I found that the hydraulic pump is set up so that it really only transfers power to the front wheel when the back wheel breaks loose, the countershaft driving the pump has to reach a certain RPM. This is not a rock crawler or Rokon by any means.

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