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11/25/2020 7:45 PM

All I read on here is how the new Yamaha's are not competitive with Pro riders, that any other brand is a better choice for top level riders. I laugh every time I read these comments. I just looked at the SX results from the Mini O's.

450 Pro Sport
5 in the top 10 and the win

450 A
7 in the top 10 and the win

450 B Limited
3 in the top 10 and the win

450 B
4 in the top 10 and the win

250 Pro Sport
5 in the top 10 and the win

250 A
3 in the top 10 and the win

250 B Limited
4 in the top 10

250 B
3 in the top 10 and the win

Looks to me like Yamaha has it going on pretty well at the National level. I don't believe it is the bike at all in Pro SX and MX. I believe it is the riders. Obviously these bikes are very good. I am very interested to see how the Star Racing 450s do, now that Factory Yamaha is not calling the shots on engine packages and suspension. I bet you see different results. Barcia probably bailed ship a little too early, and Plessinger could be a whole new rider back under the Star tent.

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11/25/2020 7:49 PM

According to Aray, Mookie’s not looking very comfy on his.

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11/25/2020 7:50 PM

I’ve said it 100 times on here (well maybe 5) but my 18 is the best machine I’ve ever rode and they say the newest version is even improved further.

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11/25/2020 8:01 PM

yamahaha131 wrote:

I’ve said it 100 times on here (well maybe 5) but my 18 is the best machine I’ve ever rode and they say the newest version is even improved further.

Agree, My '19 is a great bike, and my sons '21 is supposed to have some minor improvements.

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11/25/2020 9:16 PM

i rode a buddies 2020 and ... well ... i liked it!

but i’m no pro by any stretch of the imagination! 😂

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

2020.5 KTM 450 SXF FE
2006 KX250

11/25/2020 9:52 PM

Yamaha and the Austrian bikes are cleaning up...

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11/25/2020 10:04 PM

Rode my buddies '18 and loved it other than it was a 450. I am very happy I got the 250 version

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11/26/2020 4:30 AM

They need to turn the motor around and scrap the intake/gas tank design on those bikes.

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11/26/2020 5:30 AM

cloud41 wrote:

They need to turn the motor around and scrap the intake/gas tank design on those bikes.

Totally. Star has been so uncompetitive since the design came out in 2014. Thanks, scoops

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

11/26/2020 5:56 AM

crowe660 wrote:

According to Aray, Mookie’s not looking very comfy on his.

from the pics i have seen of him in the star yamaha........he is not comfy inside his 3xlarge seven pants either

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11/26/2020 6:09 AM

LKHill wrote:

Yamaha and the Austrian bikes are cleaning up...

Same as LL's and at most off road events what's not Orange or white is blue.

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11/26/2020 6:33 AM

sick bike and all, but its the same rider that won 450A and 450 pro sport and 250A and 250Pro sport. Levi Kitchen is and Animal !

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11/26/2020 7:00 AM

I just bought a 2019 450FX with 44 min run time , I am so impressed with this bike. It is sooooo much better than my outgoing 2018 model.

Love this thing

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11/26/2020 7:33 AM

I don't understand how people can not comprehend that amateur racing is basically irrelevant to the 450 Pro Supercross class. You can call it "National", "Pro", whatever, but the fact is there are completely different factors involved in amateur racing at the Mini-O's than there are in AMA Pro SX at the extreme peak of the sport.

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Powerband in every gear !

11/26/2020 8:42 AM

FGR01 wrote:

I don't understand how people can not comprehend that amateur racing is basically irrelevant to the 450 Pro Supercross class. You can call it "National", "Pro", whatever, but the fact is there are completely different factors involved in amateur racing at the Mini-O's than there are in AMA Pro SX at the extreme peak of the sport.

THIS!

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11/26/2020 10:15 AM

mxracerjohn250 wrote:

All I read on here is how the new Yamaha's are not competitive with Pro riders, that any other brand is a better choice for top level riders. I laugh every time I read these comments. I just looked at the SX results from the Mini O's.

450 Pro Sport
5 in the top 10 and the win

450 A
7 in the top 10 and the win

450 B Limited
3 in the top 10 and the win

450 B
4 in the top 10 and the win

250 Pro Sport
5 in the top 10 and the win

250 A
3 in the top 10 and the win

250 B Limited
4 in the top 10

250 B
3 in the top 10 and the win

Looks to me like Yamaha has it going on pretty well at the National level. I don't believe it is the bike at all in Pro SX and MX. I believe it is the riders. Obviously these bikes are very good. I am very interested to see how the Star Racing 450s do, now that Factory Yamaha is not calling the shots on engine packages and suspension. I bet you see different results. Barcia probably bailed ship a little too early, and Plessinger could be a whole new rider back under the Star tent.

It is the riders! Cooper Webb will never win a 450 SX title! 🤣

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11/26/2020 10:20 AM

Well remember its TALL riders who excel on the 450 Yammy. Isnt that right Aaron P?

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11/26/2020 10:24 AM

I can't wait for Ferrandis to win some races so everyone can shut up about this already.

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11/26/2020 12:01 PM

My 20 is the best 450 ive ever ridden.

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11/26/2020 12:27 PM

Donkey Kong wrote:

I can't wait for Ferrandis to win some races so everyone can shut up about this already.

Someone will pull it off one day....

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11/26/2020 5:44 PM

crowe660 wrote:

According to Aray, Mookie’s not looking very comfy on his.

Careful with ARay. He is basically Donn Maeda that races professionally. Let results speak for themselves.

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