HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
rx1mtnman

2011 WR's?

29 posts in this topic

Are there any rumors floating around yet about the '11 WR450? I am looking at trading my back up sled in this fall possibly on a new 450. Just curious if they are going fuel injected and more in line with the YZ or if I should just try to find a holdover somewhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BNGs then. Fine with me. i can definitely ride my 09 for a couple of more years.

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I think we'll have to wait one more year if this is any indication.

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2011models/2011-Yamaha-WR450F.htm

So much for this link, the first pic is a 2009 YZ450F!

I have a pre-prod (compliance mule) 2011 WR450, it only differs from the 2010 (which the US didn't get?) in four areas;

Vent hoses all sit on LHS of motor

White rear guard

YZF style front fender

BNGs

IMHO, there's no way the 2010 YZ450F will make an enduro racer, there's nowhere to put a bigger tank, the air-box will flood, the exhaust will cook the rider while waiting at controls and the FI drinks fuel. I also prefer the heavier front wheel weight bias of the older chassis.

Now, the current YZ250F with a 350 motor. Mmmmmmmmmm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm still on my 2007 CRF250x for the same reasons. Got to be more than BNG to make me throw down some hard earned cash for a machine that is going to get beaten up in the bush. A slimmer WR with a few pounds less plus is needed. I also like the idea of a button start YZ 350F WR!! Or even a 290!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
So much for this link, the first pic is a 2009 YZ450F!

I have a pre-prod (compliance mule) 2011 WR450, it only differs from the 2010 (which the US didn't get?) in four areas;

Vent hoses all sit on LHS of motor

White rear guard

YZF style front fender

BNGs

IMHO, there's no way the 2010 YZ450F will make an enduro racer, there's nowhere to put a bigger tank, the air-box will flood, the exhaust will cook the rider while waiting at controls and the FI drinks fuel. I also prefer the heavier front wheel weight bias of the older chassis.

Now, the current YZ250F with a 350 motor. Mmmmmmmmmm

Can't really compare what we're getting here with your bikes Downunder. Yamaha Australia does quite a bit to the bikes to make them ADR compliant. hose routing and such cannot always be compared.

Looks like we'll be getting the 09 with BNGs here in the US. Like I said before, that's fine with me.

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Can't really compare what we're getting here with your bikes Downunder. Yamaha Australia does quite a bit to the bikes to make them ADR compliant. hose routing and such cannot always be compared.

Looks like we'll be getting the 09 with BNGs here in the US. Like I said before, that's fine with me.

John

The AUS compliance kit isn't very comprehensive JD. It's also fitted at point of manufacture, not in Australia.The ADR kit is:

ADR loom for horn, indicators, blinker can and rear brake light.

Front and rear brake pressuure switches.

Delete of AIS

Larger AC headlight assembly

Switchblock to control high/low beam, indicators, locking kill switch and horn

FIM Metzeler tires

Dual mirrors

I think that's it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not sure FI will be a good thing on a woods bike. Throttle response with FI is supposed to be kind of touchy, and you lose fuel capacity because of the fuel pump. No reason to add more weight to the WR.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Good option. Has anyone made a larger tank for it?

Yes. IMS has a 2.7 gal.(I think) tank for it. After changing the throttle stop, adding the Yosh Cherry Bomb, and uncorking the exhaust , the RMX450 is supposedly a really good bike.

Only issue I've heard is that it takes a long cranking time using the E-start.

FMF has produced exhaust for the RMX, but FI/Ignition mapping needs to be adjusted for the lean condition that occurs.

There has been discussion about changing throttle cam profiles to take the "switch" effect out of the other FI bikes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That was my understanding as well. I lived there for four years and did a fair amount of racing. The guy who sponsored me, Woody from Race Motorcycles in Alice Springs, told me how the ADR procedure worked.

Didn't want to start a pissing match over what essentially amounts to nothing.

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yes. IMS has a 2.7 gal.(I think) tank for it. After changing the throttle stop, adding the Yosh Cherry Bomb, and uncorking the exhaust , the RMX450 is supposedly a really good bike.

Only issue I've heard is that it takes a long cranking time using the E-start.

FMF has produced exhaust for the RMX, but FI/Ignition mapping needs to be adjusted for the lean condition that occurs.

There has been discussion about changing throttle cam profiles to take the "switch" effect out of the other FI bikes.

The 2010 RMX is a POS, just read dirt riders review, better off sticking with a WR.

http://www.dirtrider.com/reviews/offroad/141_1006_2010_suzuki_rmx450z_first_test/index.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That was my understanding as well. I lived there for four years and did a fair amount of racing. The guy who sponsored me, Woody from Race Motorcycles in Alice Springs, told me how the ADR procedure worked.

Didn't want to start a pissing match over what essentially amounts to nothing.

John

the australian conversion is not done overseas at point of manufacture.. its a local company in australia that does the full complete conversion to make it ADR compliant..

http://www.yrt.com.au/assets/img/pdf/trailzone_yrd.pdf

This was the case for YZ250WR, a street registered 2T MX bike which was locally kitted and some other models. It's certainly not the case for WRFs.

Having a son who is a factory sponsored Yamaha rider in the US, I do get to pick my bikes up straight off the boat from Japan. The ADR loom is in all Asian market streetable WRFs, only the optional large headlight, quality Metzeler tyres and a second mirror are extras for Oz. Strangely, the ADR headlight works better and is lighter than the stocker.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0