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Old 10-27-2013, 08:35 PM   #1456
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One of the new Yammy's will, no doubt, be the long awaited, mythical WR450R...

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Old 10-28-2013, 04:34 AM   #1457
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Some exciting times, thanks to Yamaha.
Wish the other Japanese manufacturers would step up to the table.
Innovate.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:05 AM   #1458
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Oh boy, I, like others, are excited about Yamaha finally doing something.

Sure hope the mystical WR450R comes along. It absolutely blows my mind that they have refused to build that bike.

Yamaha may just unsurp Kawi as my favorite Japanese bike company.


Oh, and hopefully this time next week I will be taking possession of my serial # 150 Rapid Red FZ-09.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:19 AM   #1459
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I just sold a street legal WR450F. It was a great bike. Instead of waiting & hoping an "R" will ever happen, just get an "F" an a dual-sport kit. It'll be about 25 lbs lighter than a factory made dual-sport will be.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:36 AM   #1460
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I just sold a street legal WR450F. It was a great bike. Instead of waiting & hoping an "R" will ever happen, just get an "F" an a dual-sport kit. It'll be about 25 lbs lighter than a factory made dual-sport will be.

I would be scared of any real highway trips on a plated race bike though. That is the same thing I ran into with my plated CRF450X, yeah, it was awesome offroad. But it still had less than a quart of oil, and those fragile titanium valves.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:49 AM   #1461
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N82MzY2tdCI

They have plated 450s in other markets, just not certain it will ever happen here.

Just like our WR250F & WR250R are very different models it would need to be the same for the 450 (at least in the US) something that can withstand long freeway drones.

Americans demand that anything with a plate can go all day long at 80 MPH or the top speed for that bike.

As soon as Yamaha brings a plated 450 here someone is going to bolt on hard bags, load it up with 100 lbs. of luggage and point it toward the other coast.

The Japanese O.E. are far too conservative to take that risk.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:59 PM   #1462
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This pic says

This plate (before the twin engine) says just "Proto type 2 cyl engine based on cross-plain concept".
That's it. Nothing mentioned about displacement.

I'm from far east island.


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Looks some many of you didn't read the CW article. It SAYS the new twin in mostly likely a 903cc. Not all the details were available but cylinder dimensions were apparently in plain sight.



I'm very curious to see what kind of bike the make around the new motor.
Crossing my fingers for any kind of "adventure bike", the naked bike category starts to be pretty saturated...

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Old 10-28-2013, 01:23 PM   #1463
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Thank you for the translation Ryo.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:29 PM   #1464
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A modernized tdm/xtz twin coupled to a reasonably lightweight adventure bike.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:46 PM   #1465
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A modernized tdm/xtz twin coupled to a reasonably lightweight adventure bike.
Sign me up.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:33 PM   #1466
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Well I'm in no hurry and if it doesn't work out with Apache I will gladly road trip down there to pick one up. Any reason to go for a ride! When do you expect them to make to the Sierra Vista location?

We just got in 2 grey/burple FZ09's call us if interested at Cochise Motorsports in Sierra Vista, AZ
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:38 PM   #1467
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For those who own one - How much work do you recon it would take to make the bike a "propper naked sports"? Suspension rebuild, higher rear sets and lower bars/clip ons?

Or I could just wait for Yam to release the sports model...
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:02 AM   #1468
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Blazing Orange

Personally, I do not really care for the red or the graphite color options. I think that the graphite looks good, but I just can't come to terms with the blurple wheels. I most certainly do like this "Blazing Orange" option. Just the right amount of orange. I think that the judicious use of orange looks good on a motorcycle. Looks like North America will get this option!
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:31 AM   #1469
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N82MzY2tdCI

They have plated 450s in other markets, just not certain it will ever happen here.

Just like our WR250F & WR250R are very different models it would need to be the same for the 450 (at least in the US) something that can withstand long freeway drones.

Americans demand that anything with a plate can go all day long at 80 MPH or the top speed for that bike.

As soon as Yamaha brings a plated 450 here someone is going to bolt on hard bags, load it up with 100 lbs. of luggage and point it toward the other coast.

The Japanese O.E. are far too conservative to take that risk.
Personally, I'd rather see Yamaha build the XT 700 & bring it to the states BUT, I think there's a much better chance of a WR 450 R coming out as it seems to be the most requested Yamaha I've seen in years. I would buy a WR 450 R (but only if it looks like my XT 700 is never going to happen) & if they do it right it would probably be the catalyst for a massive revolution in the backward a$$ dual sport market, which has been neglected FAAAAR too long!
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:01 AM   #1470
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For those who own one - How much work do you recon it would take to make the bike a "propper naked sports"? Suspension rebuild, higher rear sets and lower bars/clip ons?

Or I could just wait for Yam to release the sports model...
I'll let you know next week when I pick up my new FZ-09 and take it to the Dragon and Cherohala skyway on the the way home.
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