Oz Yamaha WR250/450 riders sign in here!

Discussion in 'Australia' started by rhino_343, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. L0cky

    L0cky Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    712
    Location:
    Thurgoona, NSW
    Precis and BygDaddee like this.
  2. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,355
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Lol, I really like it.

    Only thing I don't like about the newer models though is the reverse engine because it makes it impossible to install a decent size tank.
    BygDaddee likes this.
  3. AusTMan

    AusTMan apprentice old fart

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Oddometer:
    188
    Location:
    NSW AUS
    It's only money.
    I was looking at getting a newy at the end of the year.:D
    Fearless Whetu and BygDaddee like this.
  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    11,212
    Location:
    Brisbane Northside, OZ
    I’m waiting for the next limited edition

    B5E63D15-0BC4-4A6D-AF9E-65256FB920C3.jpeg
    mrsdnf likes this.
  5. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Oddometer:
    2,508
    Location:
    Western Australia
    In my continual bleating around all things "450 Adventure" bike, why can't Yamaha build a WR450R ? , along the lines of the 250, which has sold, across the globe, in solid numbers since the beginning of time. Such a gap between 250 to the 700.

    I'll accept slightly softer tune for longevity/service interval, 1.5 litre sump, a decent tank size and solid subframe. I'll sort the rest. Really not to much to ask is it?
  6. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

    Joined:
    May 16, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,114
    A big part of the success of the WRF in Australia has been its sharp pricing

    It's defintely a good bike, and in the past has been pretty exceptional value

    Hard to know how well it will do if sold for the same money as an EXC / FE
    johnno950 and BygDaddee like this.
  7. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    11,212
    Location:
    Brisbane Northside, OZ
    one may hope the success of the Tenere may give them a bit of confidence the market might be there and raise the possibility, but don’t hold your breath
  8. AusTMan

    AusTMan apprentice old fart

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Oddometer:
    188
    Location:
    NSW AUS
    If they made a 450R I'd join the cue and get one and I probably could get rid of 3 bikes.
    I could, but I wouldn't.
    Farmer Roy and BygDaddee like this.
  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    11,212
    Location:
    Brisbane Northside, OZ
    I’ll just have to make do :lol3:lol3

    700BE0E3-A54B-4A48-A908-CE5B8060A54F.jpeg
    Fearless Whetu, david61 and AusTMan like this.
  10. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    13,137
    Location:
    Northside Brisbane, Qld Australia
    Numerous years ago a Yamaha sales manager spoke about the WR250R and what Yamaha Australia thought about it. Stated that Yamaha won't build a bike like it again. Basically they built it too good. It was technologically more advanced than any Yamaha off road bike at the time. Long service intervals, incredibly reliable bike. The shops make very little money from the WR250R. Little spares sold, little servicing done.
    david61, Ready set slow and Precis like this.
  11. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Oddometer:
    2,508
    Location:
    Western Australia
    ^ Maybe I should go find another and tuck it away.....
  12. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,355
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Do it ! But then I want a go :D:D:D
  13. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,355
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    How are you finding the T7 ? I like the look fo that bike. Could be a possible replacement for the F800GSA one day... (Like a very one day)
  14. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,355
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    I have often wondered the same. Along the same lines, why has no manufacturer jsut made a Dakar style bike ? It's proven, it's there why do we keep getting weird front ends instead of jsut a tower ? The T7 and the 660 Tenere are the closest I've seen.
    fnatic likes this.
  15. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    11,212
    Location:
    Brisbane Northside, OZ
    the F8 is like a comfy lounge chair, the T7 is a more raw dirt bike feel by comparison

    I like them both for different reasons
    Fearless Whetu likes this.
  16. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2014
    Oddometer:
    6,654
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Had one. Wish I had it again. Except for the constant kickstart spring breakages, used to carry a spare in the bum bag.
    Was a beautiful one on FB the other day. Was thinking seriously. It had the COVID tax on it though.
    BygDaddee likes this.
  17. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    13,137
    Location:
    Northside Brisbane, Qld Australia
    Maybe not as many riders want a tower as you think.
    And there is the KLR650 as well.

    :rofl:rofl:rofl
  18. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    11,212
    Location:
    Brisbane Northside, OZ
    FABBE291-6B5E-4CEF-96B2-D8802965429A.jpeg
    3CE7B64A-F1AD-47D6-A6A0-D432FE6BC03D.jpeg
    20DF8E8B-ACA2-4E93-92A8-9B3A7FD118FB.jpeg
    DF5A3AE7-A3F9-493E-8821-74479238D1AB.jpeg
    flinders_72 likes this.
  19. AusTMan

    AusTMan apprentice old fart

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Oddometer:
    188
    Location:
    NSW AUS
    I'm liking the look of that Aussie special but around here,
    The tractors are red
    and the bikes are blue
    anything else
    just won't do.
    IMG_20200905_152046.jpg
    flinders_72 and Fearless Whetu like this.
  20. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    11,212
    Location:
    Brisbane Northside, OZ
    blues ok, but you have to mix it up a bit

    07077E1D-0376-400A-B55B-1753AF19E642.jpeg
    Ron50, flinders_72 and AusTMan like this.