Is it a good idea to have the 250f follow 450 development?

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6/9/2018 4:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/9/2018 4:39 AM

Everyone has done this for current generations apart from Honda basically. What ever the 450 gets, the 250 gets the following year. I think it takes the edge and exclusivity of the 250 release, not to mention the fact the 450 and 250 are different engines, for different riders, for different riding styles, .

Not sure how many of yous like talking about marketing, but I just don't find myself interested in the YZ250f as we have seen it already for a year now

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6/9/2018 4:46 AM

How do you propose they fix this insignificant issue? Could always buy a 450.

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6/9/2018 4:48 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/9/2018 4:49 AM

Squirrelings wrote:

How do you propose they fix this insignificant issue? Could always buy a 450.

I don't want a 450, but it seems like the 250 upgrades mirrored the 450 in every aspect, despite the fact the 2 bikes had very different responses from professionals and weekend warriors, so why have them follow the same development?

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6/9/2018 5:13 AM

mingham97 wrote:

I don't want a 450, but it seems like the 250 upgrades mirrored the 450 in every aspect, despite the fact the 2 bikes had very different responses from professionals and weekend warriors, so why have them follow the same development?

Generally any 450 chassis with a 250 engine will handle better than the 450. If you can make a good handling 450, you are on your way to a good handling 250, IMO. Obviously it's not as simple as putting a 250 in a 450 chassis, but they are both made for the same thing so sharing development seems like a no brainer.

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6/9/2018 7:24 AM

Squirrelings wrote:

How do you propose they fix this insignificant issue? Could always buy a 450.

mingham97 wrote:

I don't want a 450, but it seems like the 250 upgrades mirrored the 450 in every aspect, despite the fact the 2 bikes had very different responses from professionals and weekend warriors, so why have them follow the same development?

Platform sharing and brand identification.

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