Originally Posted by Llamaha
It's hard for them to build fast lightweight dual sports because of the strict environmental laws in Japan, remember this is the country that first adopted the Kyoto protocol (who believes this nonsense really). I think that's probably why they never updated the DRZ400 with fuel injection, WR gearbox and a 6 speed because they'd probably have to pass the emissions tests again.
Thankfully it doesn't really matter because Yamaha have the WR250R which is just delightful...
you don't think the world is warming and global ice is melting???