Transworld ride report '18 RMZ450

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6/8/2017 9:53 PM

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"Who cares about what other people think"

6/8/2017 10:51 PM

Interesting that they stayed with PSF's, I thought rumor was spring forks...?

It is radically different, yes new chassis and bodywork...but radically different?

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Current rides: 2020 CRF450RWE and 2019 TC300
Occasional ride for VMX: 1985 CR500RF
Adventure/Road bike: CRF1000L

6/9/2017 12:33 AM

kiwifan wrote:

Interesting that they stayed with PSF's, I thought rumor was spring forks...?

It is radically different, yes new chassis and bodywork...but radically different?

I think PSF is on works bike only, production bike may have springs

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18 Yamaha YZ450F
94 Honda CR 500
90 Honda CR 500
81 Yamaha SR 500
68 BSA Thunderbolt
69 Triumph Tiger 100

6/9/2017 12:35 AM

kiwifan wrote:

Interesting that they stayed with PSF's, I thought rumor was spring forks...?

It is radically different, yes new chassis and bodywork...but radically different?

The works bike we all rode had Showa spring forks on it with air assist. I'll hopefully have mine done tomorrow, I stayed behind for a few extra days in Japan, so I'm being a tourist.

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6/9/2017 12:51 AM

Keep the shinny side up!

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6/9/2017 1:01 AM

RC looked like a jerk with that comment and walking away . Did he ride it too ? video afterwards he was on a older model ..

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6/9/2017 1:10 AM

kiwifan wrote:

Interesting that they stayed with PSF's, I thought rumor was spring forks...?

It is radically different, yes new chassis and bodywork...but radically different?

David934 wrote:

I think PSF is on works bike only, production bike may have springs

of course I should of realised that..ta

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Current rides: 2020 CRF450RWE and 2019 TC300
Occasional ride for VMX: 1985 CR500RF
Adventure/Road bike: CRF1000L

6/9/2017 1:10 AM

kiwifan wrote:

Interesting that they stayed with PSF's, I thought rumor was spring forks...?

It is radically different, yes new chassis and bodywork...but radically different?

ML512 wrote:

The works bike we all rode had Showa spring forks on it with air assist. I'll hopefully have mine done tomorrow, I stayed behind for a few extra days in Japan, so I'm being a tourist.

lol nice, enjoy the ride!!!

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Current rides: 2020 CRF450RWE and 2019 TC300
Occasional ride for VMX: 1985 CR500RF
Adventure/Road bike: CRF1000L

6/9/2017 1:22 AM

Belg wrote:

RC looked like a jerk with that comment and walking away . Did he ride it too ? video afterwards he was on a older model ..

He rode it later in the day.

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6/9/2017 1:30 AM

Kouichi Fukuya Lives not far from me.
In the off season he spends a lot of time at a local track I also use. His practice bike doesn't look quite as nice..and he hasn't let me ride it either...lol

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

6/9/2017 1:46 AM

ML512 wrote:

The works bike we all rode had Showa spring forks on it with air assist. I'll hopefully have mine done tomorrow, I stayed behind for a few extra days in Japan, so I'm being a tourist.

Have you got a guestimate on the new bike weight Michael?

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Cheers, Crush
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6/9/2017 2:26 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/9/2017 2:26 AM

kiwifan wrote:

Interesting that they stayed with PSF's, I thought rumor was spring forks...?

It is radically different, yes new chassis and bodywork...but radically different?

ML512 wrote:

The works bike we all rode had Showa spring forks on it with air assist. I'll hopefully have mine done tomorrow, I stayed behind for a few extra days in Japan, so I'm being a tourist.

Crush wrote:

Have you got a guestimate on the new bike weight Michael?

Well, the works bike was all titaniumed out...

As for production, yes, I know...but I signed some papers that I think includes sending me to a firing squad if I say what it is.

I'll give you a slight hint, it doesn't weigh more than a 17.

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6/9/2017 3:04 AM

kiwifan wrote:

Interesting that they stayed with PSF's, I thought rumor was spring forks...?

It is radically different, yes new chassis and bodywork...but radically different?

David934 wrote:

I think PSF is on works bike only, production bike may have springs

kiwifan wrote:

of course I should of realised that..ta

I want to be suspension expert, but still... notunsure smile
Hope that air forks are definitely gone

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18 Yamaha YZ450F
94 Honda CR 500
90 Honda CR 500
81 Yamaha SR 500
68 BSA Thunderbolt
69 Triumph Tiger 100

6/9/2017 4:02 AM

ML512 wrote:

Well, the works bike was all titaniumed out...

As for production, yes, I know...but I signed some papers that I think includes sending me to a firing squad if I say what it is.

I'll give you a slight hint, it doesn't weigh more than a 17.

bahaha, thanks mate! Should hope not!

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Cheers, Crush
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6/9/2017 4:08 AM

kiwifan wrote:

Interesting that they stayed with PSF's, I thought rumor was spring forks...?

It is radically different, yes new chassis and bodywork...but radically different?

ML512 wrote:

The works bike we all rode had Showa spring forks on it with air assist. I'll hopefully have mine done tomorrow, I stayed behind for a few extra days in Japan, so I'm being a tourist.

Crush wrote:

Have you got a guestimate on the new bike weight Michael?

I read somewhere 230lbs.

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6/9/2017 4:39 AM

I heard 80 lbs

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6/9/2017 5:56 AM

Are they still the same forks as previous years?

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6/9/2017 6:32 AM

Jrewing wrote:

Are they still the same forks as previous years?

That's a works bike we rode...not production.

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6/9/2017 8:09 AM

Well in 2018 I'm going to be choosing between a new Yz450f and an Rmz450 so I'm excited cool

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6/9/2017 8:15 AM

ML512 wrote:

The works bike we all rode had Showa spring forks on it with air assist. I'll hopefully have mine done tomorrow, I stayed behind for a few extra days in Japan, so I'm being a tourist.

Crush wrote:

Have you got a guestimate on the new bike weight Michael?

ML512 wrote:

Well, the works bike was all titaniumed out...

As for production, yes, I know...but I signed some papers that I think includes sending me to a firing squad if I say what it is.

I'll give you a slight hint, it doesn't weigh more than a 17.

But, does it weigh less? whistling

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hammerfamily_4 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

6/9/2017 8:56 AM

ML512 wrote:

That's a works bike we rode...not production.

So let me get this straight, they send media to Japan for the "all new 450 launch" and you guys ride works bikes?

How is this supposed to be relevant at all to consumers?

Apologies if you guys rode the production '18 bike but all I have read/seen online and social media was works bike stuff.

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6/9/2017 9:24 AM

Would you complain? If it was me I would be like, "that one looks cool, but when do I get to ride THAT?!"

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6/9/2017 11:21 AM

MelonFan123 wrote:

So let me get this straight, they send media to Japan for the "all new 450 launch" and you guys ride works bikes?

How is this supposed to be relevant at all to consumers?

Apologies if you guys rode the production '18 bike but all I have read/seen online and social media was works bike stuff.

Yes It is all very strange to me. Suzuki bring media from all over the world to race a 2018 works bike.

Why would you as a company let the world test the best thing you have just weeks before you release the -18 production bike. It doesn't matter if they have the best production bike ever produced it will never ever feel as perfect as that works bike.

It feels like it would be better to do it the other way around. Release production bike first...then next year let media ride factory bike.

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6/9/2017 12:22 PM

When it is supposed to be the press media launch of the production bike?
Honda is out
Kawa is out
Ktm is out

Only yamaha (maybe.. i dont remember) and suzu are missing

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6/9/2017 1:32 PM

spider184 wrote:

When it is supposed to be the press media launch of the production bike?
Honda is out
Kawa is out
Ktm is out

Only yamaha (maybe.. i dont remember) and suzu are missing

Berts Mega Mall said Monday at glen helen is the into for the 18 YZ450

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hammerfamily_4 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

6/9/2017 1:41 PM

Thanks.. and suzuki? Nothing yet? Michael?

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6/9/2017 4:00 PM

spider184 wrote:

When it is supposed to be the press media launch of the production bike?
Honda is out
Kawa is out
Ktm is out

Only yamaha (maybe.. i dont remember) and suzu are missing

Honda 250 isnt out yet...

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Current rides: 2020 CRF450RWE and 2019 TC300
Occasional ride for VMX: 1985 CR500RF
Adventure/Road bike: CRF1000L

6/9/2017 5:03 PM

spider184 wrote:

Thanks.. and suzuki? Nothing yet? Michael?

We have an embargo with Suzuki for something...

I'm still being a tourist but working on the works bike stuff.

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6/9/2017 5:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/9/2017 5:08 PM

Will the swing arm be the same on the production? That's trick.

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Riding is Freedom, Freedom is Riding!

6/9/2017 5:29 PM

fox1nz wrote:

Will the swing arm be the same on the production? That's trick.

I can't answer any questions pertaining to the production bike.

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