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Old 10-16-2014, 07:25 PM   #1
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Cry Damn! I just bought a '14 WR450F !

And now this happens:


http://www.dirtrider.com/features/20...50fx-revealed/







20lbs lighter than 450, 6-speed... still only a 250 in HP though.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:38 PM   #2
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It is really hard to feel bad for you.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:50 PM   #3
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Convert Orange to Blue?

First off let me say that I think this is awesome! I have always like the Yamaha stability and reliability. I have owned almost every brand and keep coming back to the blue bikes.

My question is do you guys think the yz250fx will convert any of the guys riding KTM's back to Yamaha's? I read in one release that Yamaha said it was supposed to compete with the XC line from KTM. I know most KTM guys never go back once they start down the Orange road.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:57 PM   #4
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It is those KTM handgrips that secretly inject koolaid into their blood stream.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:04 PM   #5
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:05 PM   #6
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Just roll with it...

Let's see....WR250F for ST and WR450F for open desert

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Old 10-16-2014, 08:17 PM   #7
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:29 PM   #8
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I can tell you one thing. My 2014 YZ 250F is not slow! In fact it is pretty powerful. More powerful than what I was hoping for. It was my intention
to convert my YZ to on off road weapon. It has proven to be very costly.
However a 6 speed transmission would transform this bike. It has plenty of
power to pull taller gearing. And the electric start! Wow!
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:20 PM   #9
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Those are both pretty slick bikes! Yamaha did a nice job!
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:07 AM   #10
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:14 AM   #11
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Congrats on the new bike!
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:27 AM   #12
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Just what I've been waiting for...

Thanks for posting this AtomicXRer - it looks like I will be going into 2015 $8000 broker

I've been looking for a replacement to my motocross bike (kx250f) that sees trails 99% of the time, track 1% and have been struggling with purchasing a ktm just to get a headlight and potentially-plateable. I know a lot of guys swear by them (ktm's) but they just don't appeal to me for some reason.

Yamaha has been good to me (R1 and wr250r in the garage), I hope to add a wr250f to the mix.

I guess next on the to do list is to post my kx250f or sale
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:58 PM   #13
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Once you go orange you cant go with any thing else, its part of the deal with the devil you make for the power and handling. Of course you also make a deal to become a factory mechanic in your spare time....
KTM = Kost To Much, Kick To Much, & Keep Throwing Money
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:54 PM   #14
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You might talk to Blake to get his advice on your best path forward.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:29 AM   #15
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