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Old 12-29-2012, 12:23 PM   #376
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The new Hus 450/500 look good, but the plastic subframe seems out of place for my needs. Ugh, someone needs to make us an adventure bike. (Just saw a new FE450 on the trails behind my house the other day, very sharp bike.)
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:29 PM   #377
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Still waiting for a WR450R.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:44 PM   #378
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Why?

I have a closet full of retired Yamaha red and blue gear because I realized that waiting was pointless.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #379
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Still waiting for a WR450R.
According to my Yamaha dealer that has been in the business 40 years,
It will not be happening.
But the 660 should make it to The USA soon... like 2014.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #380
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According to my Yamaha dealer that has been in the business 40 years,
It will not be happening.
But the 660 should make it to The USA soon... like 2014.
I heard the same, from Berkeley Yamaha. But they, too, wish there were a 450 version of the WRR.

I'm sure the 660 is lots of fun.

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Old 12-29-2012, 01:52 PM   #381
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Still waiting for a WR450R.


What is a WR450R going to do that isn't available now, or used?
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #382
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What is a WR450R going to do that isn't available now, or used?
A decent subframe, 3k mile oil changes, 26k mile valve checks, 350 watt stator........
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:34 PM   #383
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A decent subframe, 3k mile oil changes, 26k mile valve checks, 350 watt stator........
Yup, all dat good stuff, plus fuel-injection and tunable mapping...
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:11 AM   #384
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Yup, all dat good stuff, plus fuel-injection and tunable mapping...
Proper tranny ratios, decent seat......
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:18 AM   #385
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Huh...while you're wishing for a Japanese manufacturer to give you a bike like that, those of us who aren't blinded by brand prejudice are already riding bikes like that

Enjoy
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:08 PM   #386
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Huh...while you're wishing for a Japanese manufacturer to give you a bike like that, those of us who aren't blinded by brand prejudice are already riding bikes like that

Enjoy
Ummm, I sell European bikes, that's all we do. They're great bikes but I've never seen 26k mile valve checks on anything like that. Hell I've never seen one with 26k miles on it period!
Please direct me to that bike and I will check it out immediately, I really don't care who makes it, but as it stands no one does.
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Decent seat? Surely you're kidding, I've never had a decent seat on anything but a street bike. My WR seat is horrible, XR seat, terrible stock. TW, you guessed it, awful.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:38 AM   #387
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Ummm, I sell European bikes, that's all we do. They're great bikes but I've never seen 26k mile valve checks on anything like that. Hell I've never seen one with 26k miles on it period!
Please direct me to that bike and I will check it out immediately, I really don't care who makes it, but as it stands no one does.
Husky TE: Nope
KTM 500EXC: Nope
690 Enduro: you're up to the 3k mile oil change with this one but valve checks every 6k. Plus it's a 225w stator.


Decent seat? Surely you're kidding, I've never had a decent seat on anything but a street bike. My WR seat is horrible, XR seat, terrible stock. TW, you guessed it, awful.
Whatever helps you sleep at night

Sorry there's no bike available that will let you have an adventure...maybe adventure riding just isn't for you
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:43 AM   #388
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Look at my list of bikes. I'm perfectly happy with what I have. I like pretty much all bikes with a few exceptions. I've ridden every bike I get a chance to and would have many more if I could afford it but I see why people would want a wr450r. No bike is without its shortcomings. I be honest the only bike in the shop I list after is a GasGas 300.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:13 PM   #389
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Is the Aprilia MXV the only 450 twin out there? I know it's an MXer but the twin would be a nicer powerplant for a DS I think
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:43 PM   #390
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Is the Aprilia MXV the only 450 twin out there? I know it's an MXer but the twin would be a nicer powerplant for a DS I think
As far as I know it is the only one.
The Aprilia is really high revving, high performance engine. Being such, it's super high maintenance. There's really no need for a twin in that small of an engine. the two small pistons make them likely to be high RPM engines, not generally what most of us are looking for.
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