2003 YZ450F Reader Feedback

Elliot Strong
by Elliot Strong
Jim Hatch has returned from Texas and motoring around on Yamaha's new four-stroke motocross bike, the YZ450F, read on for his tales of adventure...

Lake Whitney, Texas, August 30, 2002 -- The Fed-Ex man arrived at the Hatch Studios with plane tickets and a packed itinerary straight from Yamaha- my new MO mission was going to Lake Whitney, Texas for a chance to ride the all new 2003 YZ450F. I was apprehensive at first being a reborn dirt rider on my WR 400 with very little MX track time. I figured a chance like this might only come around once so I would give it my best shot and apologize later.

The tone of this first class affair was set early in Texas when I was greeted by a Cadillac Escalade stretch limo. After picking up the wild boys from "Motoworld" we were on our way to the luxurious WB ranch.

Morning broke with an informative presentation covering some of the 180 changes made to the big YZ; this was not a massaged 426 but a whole new animal...

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