Originally Posted by ruppster
That's what everyone is waiting for. Retail would be $9k-9500 as a guess, local dealer & I discussed this before I picked up a used 250.
The one I pictured is the WR450F, which is already available...obviously not street legal from the factory but that matters little in Ohio.
Frankly, I'd choose it over the WR450R, if it should ever be a choice. The F will be lighter, better sprung for offroad, and retain the kicker option.
It's all what you're into I guess, but my bias is more towards offroad and less towards road. I'll give up some street comfort for trail manners.
FWIW, the Yamaha place out in Hebron has a new leftover 2012 WR450F right now for $6499, that's a lot of bike for the $$.