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2014 RMZ???

wydopen

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11/7/2012 11:17 AM

heard there is an all new rmz450 for 2014..anybody heard anything?? any spy shots from japan or are they racing the 2013 in the japanese nats??

as long as they keep the motor facing the right way they should be ok haha

JackLHyde

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11/7/2012 11:18 AM

It's November 2012.

wydopen

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11/7/2012 11:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/7/2012 11:24 AM

yea im sure they start working on the new model 6months before the release date...haha

i heard it from an "insider" that it was a radical new design.. was just wondering if anybody else heard the same..bike has been pretty much the same since 08 would make sense that they are going with something new..

jhansen510

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11/7/2012 11:50 AM

Bike has been pretty much the same since 2005. Especially the factory version!

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11/7/2012 11:52 AM

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TeamGreen

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11/7/2012 11:55 AM

Same since 2005?

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jhansen510

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11/7/2012 12:04 PM

Are you for real Team Green. I know you are insider and all. But the bike that Ricky rode and the bike that Dungey rode are pretty damn similar to the bike that Bubba is riding.

sb317

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11/7/2012 12:14 PM

08 was the first year of the current body style and efi.

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11/7/2012 12:17 PM

jhansen510 wrote: Are you for real Team Green. I know you are insider and all. But the bike that Ricky rode and the bike that Dungey rode are pretty damn similar to the bike that Bubba is riding.

Not even close, all you have to do is look at the frame. I had an 06, rode an 08 when they came out and felt like I was riding a completely different bike.

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11/7/2012 12:19 PM

Suzuki will get me excited when they bring back the rm 250 for sale in North America. My 03 was the best bike I've ever ridden.

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11/7/2012 12:23 PM

wydopen wrote: heard there is an all new rmz450 for 2014..anybody heard anything?? any spy shots from japan or are they racing the 2013 in the japanese nats??

as long as they keep the motor facing the right way they should be ok haha

They finished up the season in Japan on the 2016 model. I'll see if I can dig up some photos of the 2014, but its pretty old news.

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11/7/2012 12:32 PM

JB 19 wrote: They finished up the season in Japan on the 2016 model. I'll see if I can dig up some photos of the 2014, but its pretty old news.

har, that made me lol

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11/7/2012 12:32 PM

The O-Show says that James bike is basically the same bike as Dungey used.

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11/7/2012 12:46 PM

wydopen wrote: heard there is an all new rmz450 for 2014..anybody heard anything?? any spy shots from japan or are they racing the 2013 in the japanese nats??

as long as they keep the motor facing the right way they should be ok haha

JB 19 wrote: They finished up the season in Japan on the 2016 model. I'll see if I can dig up some photos of the 2014, but its pretty old news.

There's spy photos of the 2017 RMZ on www.vitalracertrannyworld.com

It's a new site, doesn't even exist yet.

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11/7/2012 12:48 PM

jhansen510 wrote: Are you for real Team Green. I know you are insider and all. But the bike that Ricky rode and the bike that Dungey rode are pretty damn similar to the bike that Bubba is riding.

'08 model change had a rough-patch, so....w/ the '08.5 or '08 rev II or some even call it the Early '09 we got the bike that carried thru '10 w/ a few revisions along the way...notably "intake & fuel systems".

'11-'12 was a "Continuation"; but, plenty of little tweaks.

Race-Bike-wise: they've come A LONG WAY since RC's "chopper".

Chad, Ivan, Dungey & Metty Have ALL made some serious contributions to what is quite possibly the best "legacy development" program &, therefore, "Bike" in the biz. Oh, & let's not forget that other guy...

"The MAN!" Roger F'n DeCoster, Bitches!

This bike is -2- solid gens older than '05.


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11/7/2012 1:55 PM

wydopen wrote: heard there is an all new rmz450 for 2014..anybody heard anything?? any spy shots from japan or are they racing the 2013 in the japanese nats??

as long as they keep the motor facing the right way they should be ok haha

I've heard that there are a couple bikes coming from Suzuki that will be all new. One is the GSXR1000 and the others that I'm hearing are dirt. I'm pushing for a revamped 85cc class bike as well, come on man that things is way dated. We'll see, but yes I'm hearing similar things about Suzuki.

jhansen510

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11/7/2012 7:08 PM

I have heard Ricky himself say that the bike is not all that different than the bike he retired on.

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11/7/2012 7:37 PM

wydopen wrote: heard there is an all new rmz450 for 2014..anybody heard anything?? any spy shots from japan or are they racing the 2013 in the japanese nats??

as long as they keep the motor facing the right way they should be ok haha

JB 19 wrote: They finished up the season in Japan on the 2016 model. I'll see if I can dig up some photos of the 2014, but its pretty old news.

Not that far off..if you have any design, R&D, and testing experience you would know they are at least 2 years ahead with prototypes, and even further ahead working on designs and concepts.

At this point the 2014 is well on its way to pre-production..aka old news...likely 2015's are being built for testing.

kevin204

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11/7/2012 7:48 PM

jhansen510 wrote: Bike has been pretty much the same since 2005. Especially the factory version!

I have an '05 and it's NOTHING like the '08+. EFI, new chassis, 5 speed, etc.

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11/7/2012 7:49 PM

jhansen510 wrote: I have heard Ricky himself say that the bike is not all that different than the bike he retired on.

i'll have some of what youre drinking please.

Crush

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11/7/2012 8:18 PM

jhansen510 wrote: Bike has been pretty much the same since 2005. Especially the factory version!

kevin204 wrote: I have an '05 and it's NOTHING like the '08+. EFI, new chassis, 5 speed, etc.

Yeah they are different for sure... Ricky "may" have been referring to the fact that he has had a factory Zook in his garage for most years since he retired...

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11/8/2012 2:46 AM

I'll play, here's somthing to consider. Look at what Yamaha did when they were struggling money wise. I know for a fact that they had bikes a long way through development and prototypes that should have hit showroom floors, but were put on the backburner due to financial trouble. They stuck with the tried and tested BNG instead.

With Suzuki apparently in a world of hurt financially in the US, the epicentre of motocross worldwide, I say that they will also take the BNG option in the near future.

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wydopen

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11/8/2012 6:21 AM

wydopen wrote: heard there is an all new rmz450 for 2014..anybody heard anything?? any spy shots from japan or are they racing the 2013 in the japanese nats??

as long as they keep the motor facing the right way they should be ok haha

JB 19 wrote: They finished up the season in Japan on the 2016 model. I'll see if I can dig up some photos of the 2014, but its pretty old news.

Brad460 wrote: Not that far off..if you have any design, R&D, and testing experience you would know they are at least 2 years ahead with prototypes, and even further ahead working on designs and concepts.

At this point the 2014 is well on its way to pre-production..aka old news...likely 2015's are being built for testing.

sooooo...you mean im not an idiot???...oh, ok thanks...

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11/8/2012 7:26 AM

That's all James needs, to sign with a new team because of their bike and then have them change it all up on him. Actually that would be an awesome April Fools prank by Suzuki, if they showed James some "2014 renderings" and it had a backwards engine on it! Haha.

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11/8/2012 10:05 AM

Engineers say for 2014 they gonna turn the engine backwards n shove it strait up js7s candy ass maybe he can stay on it long enough to win em another championship.

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1/25/2013 6:39 PM

wydopen wrote: heard there is an all new rmz450 for 2014..anybody heard anything?? any spy shots from japan or are they racing the 2013 in the japanese nats??

as long as they keep the motor facing the right way they should be ok haha

I've also recently heard of a new RMZ coming out that is suppose to be quite a lot of good changes.

Vinyard

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1/25/2013 7:12 PM

The only thing the RMZ needs is to be lighter as I hear its pretty damn heavy...even though it feels light.

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1/25/2013 7:28 PM

Would be cool to see. It would be nice if they could shave about 10 lbs off of it

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1/25/2013 7:39 PM

I bet the 2014 rmzs will be revamped both 250/450.

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1/25/2013 8:00 PM

who cares !



even if they revise the rmz its still gonna be BAD ASS.
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