2018 yzf 450 test ride?

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7/9/2017 10:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/9/2017 12:05 PM

Ive seen the bike in person now at southwick and was wondering why is there no test ride reviews? Does anyone know of one? It is an absolutely beautiful machine and Im dying to see if they finally fixed the cornering issues. If they finally have this is going to be a hell of a bike. Its thinner, electric start, and they made it a point to focus on cornering for this model. It already has incredible suspension, engine...etc. Im dying to see if this design update has finally been perfected, I have a feeling it has but theres still no reviews. I think in person it also looks the best out of all the new 450s which is surprising because of how good they all look now. Obviously thats just my opinion but this thing looks like what a bike looks like when the concept has been perfected. Everything has a purpose and its all tucked in there beautifully and as close to the center of the bike as possible.


7/9/2017 11:34 AM

Press release test day is still a couple weeks away. Sometime around july 21st.


7/9/2017 11:49 AM

I was told nothing east of Texas is scheduled for a ride day as of now!


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7/9/2017 12:31 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/9/2017 12:33 PM

I found a review on Cooper Webbs facebook. This may be the only one out so far. The only thing is these are obviously going to be biased because both riders are factory Yamaha. Cant wait for an unbiased honest review that really details the strengths and weaknesses.


7/9/2017 12:36 PM

Media launch is near the end of this month.


7/9/2017 12:43 PM

Def can't go by the Yamaha riders views lol but that thing looks emmaculate


7/9/2017 1:41 PM

I have been searching I much about this bike, If there was any independent review out I would know by now.

What I am wanting to know also is, are the 2017 forks compatible with the new bike, as in length and diameter.


7/9/2017 3:38 PM

Yamaha mechanic at Southwick says they're shooting for last 3 national rounds to get the 18 out there.