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2014 YZ 450

iluvscootercross

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12/5/2012 11:21 AM

anybody got any info on this... this is what i heard... 2014 YZ 450 coming out in May the motor is getting turned back around with true duals, 2 exhaust ports with 2 headers going to the mufflers. no rear linkage and no spring in the forks and all valving is to be controlled electronically. bike will have several different settings of traction control w/ on the fly adjustment and will weigh 218 pounds. motor could be 375 cc to 449cc they are still testing. any truth to any of this?

burn1986

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12/5/2012 11:24 AM

Cool rumor, where did you here it?

Gabriel J

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12/5/2012 11:28 AM

iluvscootercross wrote: anybody got any info on this... this is what i heard... 2014 YZ 450 coming out in May the motor is getting turned back around with true duals, 2 exhaust ports with 2 headers going to the mufflers. no rear linkage and no spring in the forks and all valving is to be controlled electronically. bike will have several different settings of traction control w/ on the fly adjustment and will weigh 218 pounds. motor could be 375 cc to 449cc they are still testing. any truth to any of this?

Went through the trouble of making a new account just to write this load of shit?

bartziokas123

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12/5/2012 11:29 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/5/2012 11:35 AM

No linkage, I would love to see that, EVERYONE had a melt down when KTM was no linkage. Personally for offroad riding I have not noticed the advantages of linkage, I have noticed the bike rides lower and I catch my pegs in ruts more.

Cool rumour though, lots of cool stuff mentioned, and at 218 pounds that would be a unreal bike

iluvscootercross

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12/5/2012 11:41 AM

@burn1986 i have a buddy that just called me saying joe gibbs released something about it and i i couldnt find ne thing about it so i thought id ask

@gabrielj nope i used to be on supercross.com ( not that i posted much) so i decided to sign up... is that ok with you?

@bartziokas123 yeah it would be sweet.... seems a lil far fetched to me tho

TJ 755

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12/5/2012 11:49 AM

fader418

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12/5/2012 11:55 AM

Motor is the same...

burn1986

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12/5/2012 12:14 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/5/2012 12:31 PM

IMO - Why can't Yamaha just make a regular bike? I realize Yamaha has to be Yamaha, meaning that they are always trying something crazy. But why reinvent the wheel? Was the 09 YZ that bad? So the front end pushed a little, but at least it was a viable weapon with a little tweaking. The present YZ could possibly be made into one, but cut the BS and improve the power, handling, and weight instead of touting miracle groundbreaking power, handling, and whatever.

They will probably come out with just BNG.

avidchimp

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12/5/2012 12:20 PM

fader418 wrote: Motor is the same...

Correct.

newmann

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12/5/2012 12:38 PM

The no link and air forks is just damn funny. You can't make that kind of stuff up so it has to be true.

True duals and two pounds under the minimum weight limit? Is that with a full tank like the mfgs. currently list weights? If so, sign me up!

JJO741

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12/5/2012 12:48 PM

I heard Yamaha is going to revolutionize the sport again by coming out with the first 3-stroke dirt bike. Any truth to this?

bogdan912

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12/5/2012 12:49 PM

No, it's going to be electric.

Douglas Furs tend to be really reserved

burn1986

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12/5/2012 12:52 PM

It will probably have a Cannondale sticker on it.

NeWskoolmxer

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12/5/2012 12:52 PM

Your fuckin' hilarious

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jhansen510

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12/5/2012 1:03 PM

Dont worry Scootercross. No matter how truthful what you hear might be. You will always be fired at by jackasses that think they know better!

pacetruckdrvr

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12/5/2012 1:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/5/2012 1:17 PM

Not trying to hijack your thread but here is a pic of a new bike Honda is coming out with for 2014, its called a 3 wheeler, looks like good safe fun.

Highsider

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12/5/2012 1:28 PM

...and when this happens I will buy a leftover 11 or 12 for a bag of dirt!

wydopen

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12/5/2012 1:35 PM

pacetruckdrvr wrote: Not trying to hijack your thread but here is a pic of a new bike Honda is coming out with for 2014, its called a 3 wheeler, looks like good safe fun.

no photoshop required..

that thing is actually pretty cool..id moto it..

peelout

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12/5/2012 2:14 PM

pacetruckdrvr wrote: Not trying to hijack your thread but here is a pic of a new bike Honda is coming out with for 2014, its called a 3 wheeler, looks like good safe fun.

i would buy the fuck out of that thing, looks titties

kcco

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12/5/2012 3:21 PM

Engine is the same with new frame (geometry), new bodywork. Stamp it.

wydopen

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12/5/2012 3:51 PM

pacetruckdrvr wrote: Not trying to hijack your thread but here is a pic of a new bike Honda is coming out with for 2014, its called a 3 wheeler, looks like good safe fun.

peelout wrote: i would buy the fuck out of that thing, looks titties

u can buy the kit or a complete trike..all u need is a honda 450 quad and some crf 450 forks...

i cant even imagine how dangerous that thing is..i have an atc 70 and 110 and those are sketchy enough..fun for driveway flattracking though

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12/5/2012 4:04 PM

Screw the dual exhaust bullshit.
Seriously who is dumb enough to buy that smoke and mirror bs???
One more silencer to buy when you eat shit over the 110ft triple

scooter5002

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12/5/2012 4:13 PM

So they're going to ADD another full exhaust, take OUT the fork springs and linkage, and LOSE 25 lbs by doing so. Huh. That's definitely some ground breaking design work there. Didn't the linkless Pumpkins weigh around 220 and those were TWO STROKES? That difference in weight is almost as much as the pile of shit someone wants us to believe. Or wait. Maybe the new PIANO is a two stroke. Hallefreakinlujah, the Japs have finally seen the light. Wonder how the AMA feels about this? Or, who really gives a fuck what they think? I mean, BESIDES the AMA.

unknownmxr

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12/5/2012 5:20 PM

Why is there no love for the yz450 ? It's like trying to ditch your date while on the drive to the prom.

JeepnMike

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12/5/2012 5:24 PM

pacetruckdrvr wrote: Not trying to hijack your thread but here is a pic of a new bike Honda is coming out with for 2014, its called a 3 wheeler, looks like good safe fun.

YEEHAW!! If it comes with fireworks and pit passes to Talledega, I am so gittin one!

Crush

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12/5/2012 5:33 PM

Factory Effex just shared this...

What you think... I say FUGLY!

Cheers,

Crush

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12/5/2012 6:11 PM

Yeah that is horrific. Who is their designer?? Must be drunk !!

November 13th, Forever in our memories !!

kopfjaeger

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12/5/2012 6:16 PM

Iluvscootercross, Matt??

activeMX

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12/5/2012 6:31 PM

Crush wrote: Factory Effex just shared this...

What you think... I say FUGLY!

Seems the OEM's and race teams are trying to put more black or white plastic into their traditional colourways......wonder what the motivation behind this is?

My local dealer told me they've heard nothing from Yamaha about an early release 450. Yamaha will have to start incentivizing dealers soon to get the right number of units out in order to race the Nationals.

I bought one of the first 2010 YZF450's I could get my hands on back then and the dealer wanted to get ride of his 1 unit allocation so quickly he sold it to me at cost. Can't imagine many dealers will be thrilled at having another bike forced on them after the dud the current bike turned out to be.

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12/5/2012 6:43 PM

Crush wrote: Factory Effex just shared this...

What you think... I say FUGLY!

What do you expect from Effex???
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