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11/3/2017 1:09 PM

So i know the 2018's are still fresh and the hot topic. However i am curious about some of the things i 've heard as rumors for 2019. I am mostley concerned with Kawi rumors of spring forks, electirc start, and hydraulic clutch for 2019. I've heard that they are moving towards this from a couple different sources now, has any got some good insight into this. I know a lot of the teams in japan test features that we come to see years later?

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11/3/2017 1:20 PM

Apparently Yamaha is making all new 2 strokes and one new bike, but I only heard this from someone else but they are pretty well hooked up with Yamaha ppl but I'm not going to say I believe it just word of mouth

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11/3/2017 1:34 PM

suzukirmz250 wrote:

Apparently Yamaha is making all new 2 strokes and one new bike, but I only heard this from someone else but they are pretty well hooked up with Yamaha ppl but I'm not going to say I believe it just word of mouth

thats what i figure as well, nothing can be trusted. However i am hopeful kawi at least switches back to spring forks in 2019. I am toying with the idea of a new bike 19" but i can't live with air forks.

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I don't crash, I just run out of talent

11/3/2017 1:34 PM

I heard Suzuki is going to be releasing more RM’s, and I have absolutely no reason at all to believe otherwise.

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11/3/2017 1:45 PM

A juice clutch on a Kawi?
"All New" two strokes from Japan?

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

11/3/2017 1:47 PM

I've heard the same Kawi rumors about a new 450 for 19, but hadn't heard about the clutch, e-start or forks. Interesting, it wasn't long ago Kawasaki was king of the 450s, I wouldn't mind seeing green back on top!

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11/3/2017 1:59 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/3/2017 2:00 PM

As long as all the OEMs don't go to two freakin exhaust pipes... Why Honda insists on this is beyond me.

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11/3/2017 2:02 PM

If the kawi does have all that stuff im buying one. Cant go wrong with green bikes

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11/3/2017 2:03 PM

suzukirmz250 wrote:

Apparently Yamaha is making all new 2 strokes and one new bike, but I only heard this from someone else but they are pretty well hooked up with Yamaha ppl but I'm not going to say I believe it just word of mouth

Look around April for new bike from Yamaha

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11/3/2017 2:06 PM

suzukirmz250 wrote:

Apparently Yamaha is making all new 2 strokes and one new bike, but I only heard this from someone else but they are pretty well hooked up with Yamaha ppl but I'm not going to say I believe it just word of mouth

Richard Tease II wrote:

Look around April for new bike from Yamaha

Yeah? Like April 1st.

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11/3/2017 2:28 PM

I'm 90% sure most of the rumours this board "hears" are from Pulp. But we can pretend you guys are all insiders if you want.

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Care Factor Zero

11/3/2017 2:37 PM

Well it's pretty well established that the KTM's and Husky's will be new.
http://www.vitalmx.com/features/Vital-MX-Pit-Bits-2017-Monster-Energy-Cup,5598
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Just like the Japanese bikes hoping for something new, I'm the same way hoping Beta and even Sherco do some dedicated MX models. They have proven they can win in off road, and it's basically a race bike with lights.

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11/3/2017 2:41 PM

NJKawi913 wrote:

thats what i figure as well, nothing can be trusted. However i am hopeful kawi at least switches back to spring forks in 2019. I am toying with the idea of a new bike 19" but i can't live with air forks.

New YZ65 and YZ85. I am hoping for a new YZ125/250 as well.

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- The Oracle

11/3/2017 2:43 PM

I've heard e-start on the Kawi more than once.

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11/3/2017 2:46 PM

GuyB wrote:

I've heard e-start on the Kawi more than once.

Really hoping this is true. Working with Kawasakis, I hope the rumors about the e-start, hydraulic clutch and spring forks is true. I feel like they'd need it if they want to keep up.

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- The Oracle

11/3/2017 2:56 PM

Or just some 'good' air-forks. The diet is needed, type 2 diabetes is rampant among the Japanese bikes.

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11/3/2017 3:07 PM

I guess there will be a new yzf250 and rmz250 in 2019. Just like the 450s this year

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11/3/2017 3:23 PM

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have spring forks on the Kawi.... please!!!

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11/3/2017 3:31 PM

GuyB wrote:

I've heard e-start on the Kawi more than once.

that's good, they could stand to gain a little weight

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11/3/2017 4:54 PM

suzukirmz250 wrote:

Apparently Yamaha is making all new 2 strokes and one new bike, but I only heard this from someone else but they are pretty well hooked up with Yamaha ppl but I'm not going to say I believe it just word of mouth

Richard Tease II wrote:

Look around April for new bike from Yamaha

April or just a little earlier.

Heard the same from someone I trust.

Hope it is true will be good to at least have another option when buying my sons next bike.

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11/3/2017 5:12 PM

ML himself said coil spring forks that are kit-like, E-start, and motor refinements for 2019 KX450. I haven't heard of the hydraulic clutch rumor.

If true, the 19' KX450f will be at the top of the 19' shootouts. Stamp it.

It'll also be about 500$ more expensive MSRP. whistling

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11/3/2017 5:15 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

Well it's pretty well established that the KTM's and Husky's will be new.
http://www.vitalmx.com/features/Vital-MX-Pit-Bits-2017-Monster-Energy-Cup,5598
Photo

Just like the Japanese bikes hoping for something new, I'm the same way hoping Beta and even Sherco do some dedicated MX models. They have proven they can win in off road, and it's basically a race bike with lights.

Beta better learn to make some horsepower...

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

11/3/2017 5:28 PM

Wouldn't be surprised on a 2018.5 released before supercross starts that will give us an idea on KTM's. As posted above it looks like they at least have a few changes.

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11/3/2017 6:26 PM

I'd expect a new 250f from Yamaha following the changes to the 450. Suzuki might release a new 250 following in the steps of the 2018 450.

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11/3/2017 7:49 PM

Is Suzuki still going to be making MX bikes in 2019? sideways

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11/3/2017 8:24 PM

New 450:

KTM
Husqvarna
Kawasaki

New 250:

KTM
Husqvarna
Yamaha
Suzuki

New 2-strokes:

KTM
Husqvarna

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11/3/2017 10:39 PM

Motofinne wrote:

New 450:

KTM
Husqvarna
Kawasaki

New 250:

KTM
Husqvarna
Yamaha
Suzuki

New 2-strokes:

KTM
Husqvarna

I wouldn't doubt if KTM wait until 2020 to update the 2 strokes. I have no evidence of this, just wondering if they can R&D all the bikes they have at once.

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11/3/2017 11:01 PM

suzukirmz250 wrote:

Apparently Yamaha is making all new 2 strokes and one new bike, but I only heard this from someone else but they are pretty well hooked up with Yamaha ppl but I'm not going to say I believe it just word of mouth

NJKawi913 wrote:

thats what i figure as well, nothing can be trusted. However i am hopeful kawi at least switches back to spring forks in 2019. I am toying with the idea of a new bike 19" but i can't live with air forks.

The Oracle wrote:

New YZ65 and YZ85. I am hoping for a new YZ125/250 as well.

I keep hearing about the yz65 and I really hope it’s true. If so, I’ll be buying one for the kids and few years early wink

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11/4/2017 3:04 AM

I simply can not see Yamaha releasing new 2 strokes. I wish Yamaha would gut the price of their 2 strokes by 30%+. That would get mx ticking along really well and will seriously cramp KTM's sales.

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11/4/2017 7:31 AM

mingham97 wrote:

I simply can not see Yamaha releasing new 2 strokes. I wish Yamaha would gut the price of their 2 strokes by 30%+. That would get mx ticking along really well and will seriously cramp KTM's sales.

You're delusional if you think there is that type of margin on dirtbikes. Its not even close.

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Washed up Canadian ex-pro couch racer. Selling bikes for a living

2008 KTM 525XC
2009 KTM 450SX
2016 YFZ450R