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Old 11-26-2003, 07:53 AM   #11
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Default Re: One of your more expensive Yammies!

I suspect that I will be cheaper in the States after all is a WR 450 standard $9,500 or so. The Europeans have taxes on the 15 to 20% range on such vehicles.
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Old 11-26-2003, 11:47 AM   #12
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Default Re: WR Yamaha 2-Trac

Just great, more technology I don't want, or need, in a dirt bike.



I can see it now, the hose gets ripped out of the front hub, the pump seizes, and over the bars you go.



Or better yet, the chain breaks, the motor redlines, and your arms get twisted into a pretzel.



Anyway, I like "counter steering". It called "sliding" over here, in the good ol' US of A.



Leave it to the Frogs to come up with something like this. What's next, water cooling?



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Old 11-27-2003, 03:57 AM   #13
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Then don't buy it, dude. Nobody's forcing it on you.
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Old 11-27-2003, 10:44 AM   #14
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I heard that they tested an R1 with 2 wheel drive and it ruled in the wet. I guess this has road going application, too.



As for dirt, I can't see how it would help in my type of riding (tight woods), but, then again it just might. Those hoses look like they might flop around a lot, though. Bad for tree work.

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Old 11-28-2003, 10:38 AM   #15
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Here's a little something that might shed some light on what Yamaha is doing.

http://home.mira.net/~iwd/2x2x2/
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Old 12-01-2003, 03:22 PM   #16
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Exactly. Notice that:



a) They don't say that it will be available in the U.S. anytime soon and

b) Even if they do offer it I'm sure a regular bike will also be available.
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Old 12-03-2003, 05:52 AM   #17
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Yes. Always. More if the center of gravity is high; less if it's low.
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