Yes and my wife asks the same questions
If you are up for a little light moto reading, check out the first in my series of articles on Motocross Gear History. The first installment is on Answer racing and covers there gear designs and products in he 1980s. Motocross Gear History: Answer Racing - The Eighties
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The MX models came out of the DT Enduro line and were introduced before the YZ line. The original YZs in 1974 and 1975 were available in very limited qualities and cost double the MX models. They were aimed at pros only and featured exotic materials ... more »
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https://youtu.be/o5DLtOvvVtw This is a video I put together showing Yamaha's motocross models from 1970 through 2017. It starts with the GYT-converted enduro models in the early seventies, moves on to the introduction of the YZ models in 1974 (and the ... more »
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Thank you for the kind words and I can probably make that 1993 YZ80 one happen.
According to Dirt Bike 192 lbs
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I agree 100%, that color started off some weird off-pink in the showroom and faded to salmon after a few weeks at the track. The '93 and later shades were MUCH better.
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy them
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I actually started this project with the intention of doing just that and offering a coffee table book version, but I was not sure who to get permission from and was afraid that Honda might sue me or something crazy.
Thanks, I plan to do one on that RM in the near future.
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Oops, I made an edit today to make sure it was showing up in the Classic Steel area of the site and it must have broken the original link. Here is the new one Honda MX History Part 1:The 1970s
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it.