Pretty funny stuff right there!
Chuck Norris is 1/8th Scottish. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Scotsman!
We will see in the japan motocross 2013
With the amount of money they spent in developing the backwards engine, I bet the new model while use the same engine.
Too many people keep saying that bike need some frame development and reduce the bike size.
Personally, I will be happy for Yamaha if they throw a new model with the same size and not a version of a WR, which could be a defeat in the market sales and the honor for them.
A proud catalan in a nordic country.
2004 KTM SX 125
2001 KTM EXC 200
2000 Suzuki RM 250
1998 Beta RK6 T 50
1974 OSSA Enduro 250
I think that JGR bike looks fucking awesome!
4 t yam are all like that. The primary ratio is tall so they use a 13 t countershaft. This means you can only go down to a 12 t, which is smallish since less than 6 teeth are engaged. I tried to talk to a yamaha rep at one of the demo rides about this. you can guess how far that went.
A matter of taste has no truth, but seems the Honda design has a tendency to win more people over than Yamaha's attempt. Personally I have to agree with some here, the shrouds are absurd, I also feel the tank reminds me of a hunch back whale. Doesn't matter if the bike is balanced, low centered, with the chunk of whatever, it looks like it just wants to tip over, and needs two Hulk Hogans' (in his prime) to pick it back up. The looks of the engine just goes against what the eye wants to see, WTF? Did the rider crash into something and hit the cylincer? Plastics seems to be put there at random. Again, a matter of taste, but who bitched about the CRF 09-12 design? That bike looks fast on the floor, new KTM also seems to win a majority over.
Pretty strange since Yamaha spits out a high range of good looking scooters. I honestly think the YZ125/YZ250 are far better looking despite being a decade old.
I hope they figure things out, or whatever really. I have their smoker from 2006, happy with that, so they need some pretty hard work to make my wallet to talk again.
According to one of the MX magazines concerning the 2012 450's, the Yamaha is the second lightest (Honda was lightest) and at some point during the rpm curve ( low to mid-range if I remember correctly) made more hp than the Kaw and KTM. Yeah the bike has a little " light" feel when first entering corners but what bike doesn't have some different traits compared to the others? Some bikes corner better and some make more hp. Apparently the engine relocation kit helps or eliminates this feeling. Yamaha leads the way in durability. MXA just wrote what seems to make sense to me is that "Yamaha is paying the price for JS7's problems." Seems like all the new bikes are pretty darn solid to me. Anyway...
You can expect the 2014 YZ450 to be announced in June, which is when they always announce their new MX models.
That looks pretty badass now. Dig the new plastics, they don't look so big now