RMZ450 Pics

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Thanks DPW I have been waiting for some proper pics of this bike!!!

It looks a bit rough around the dges now but I bet it will look awesome when it goes into production!!!
 
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The cylinder and head looks like my DRZ!
 
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No offence to those Susuki guys but I think that Susuki needs to wait a while to put those things out. They look, and sound pretty rough.
 

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looks like a CR frame, a YFZ cyclinder, and RM plastics....
are there any reviews on it yet?
 
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I wonder if eventually Suzuki will take their 250f completely in house and bang it in an ally frame? And if they keep producing 2 strokes will they get the ally frame awell???

Now an ally framed RMZ250 would be a tempting prospect!

Has anyone heard or seen anything from Yamaha regarding ally frames yet?
 

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Well it LOOKS light. Can't wait for a ride report as well as a comparison.
 

XRpredator

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#10
Riddle me this, peepulls: Check this pic at Lou's site


Now, I don't know if it's a works-only thing or what, but inside that li'l red circle there looks like an extra shock reservoir. Also, it doesn't look like it has a head-stay, but the top motor mounts are low on the cylinder on both sides. Interesting stuff, to say the least.

by the way, danke Lou for posting that pic
 
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thing i do not like is that it looks like a honda. I am wondering if the riding charecteristic will be similar to a CRF450. Just seems so honda like, well just my opinion, I went from a CR to an RM and never thought my RM would be for me, just a matter of opinion. Is the japanese market going to be honda and yamaha later down the road? Just asking.....any thoughts.?
 

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The frame spars look oval instead of square like the Honda. It looks like it has girth around the tank/shroud area. Hard to say for sure though. If true it would be a bit thick in the middle. Just something that stood out to me. :confused:
 
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There is a lot of "works" parts in that bike. Notice the aluminum tank?

The linkage looks really low on that bike and picturing how that works on a landing puts it even lower.

Also notice the side cover for the oil/water. Same design as the 250F - one piece unit. Then the front and rear wheel assemblies are different. The first pics show a wave rotor up front on a custom hub and looks like a production unit rear wheel setup.
 
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Originally posted by XRpredator
Riddle me this, peepulls: Check this pic at Lou's site


Now, I don't know if it's a works-only thing or what, but inside that li'l red circle there looks like an extra shock reservoir. Also, it doesn't look like it has a head-stay, but the top motor mounts are low on the cylinder on both sides. Interesting stuff, to say the least.

by the way, danke Lou for posting that pic
I wonder how much NOS you could squeeze into that bottle...probably enough for the HOLESHOT! :laugh:
 

biglou

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Check out TWMX. They've got some Quicktime footage of the RMZ450 on American soil. I haven't seen it, don't have QT here at work. I'll watch it at home tonight.