WHO needs the power?

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I finally got the time to ride my YZ426 today. Who in the world needs the power that this bikes put out! There is really no need to have a gear higher than 3rd. You (not me!) could clear any Supercross jump made in 3rd gear - or less.

It's gonna take a while to get used to this kind of power. I'm not used to "twist-of-the-wrist" wheelies in 1st & 2nd gear.
 

a454elk

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It comes in handy in those deep loomy corners with ruts. Take it to an outdoors track and you'll hit 4th, but probably not 5th. 5th is nice out in the open desert and riverbeds.
 
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#3
There's an old hotrodders saying that goes something like......
"Too much horsepower is still not enough."
I was sorta hoping that they'd make a WR660F.
Got tired of waiting though and bought a 650R. :laugh:
 

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camrider said:
I finally got the time to ride my YZ426 today. Who in the world needs the power that this bikes put out! There is really no need to have a gear higher than 3rd. You (not me!) could clear any Supercross jump made in 3rd gear - or less.

It's gonna take a while to get used to this kind of power. I'm not used to "twist-of-the-wrist" wheelies in 1st & 2nd gear.
Take it off the track and hit some trails! You'll findout what 4th and 5th gear are for. :yeehaw:
 
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a4 - i rarely hit 4th on my rm125 at a motocross track, i can't imagine it possible (or fun) on a 450 :O
 

biglou

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Take it to Reno and try 5th in the dez! Yeah, baby! And this is coming from a certified track queen!
 
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Up the gearing and put it on the street - you'll be looking for more power.

About time someone brought out a twin.....(didn't aprilia have something?)
 
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yeah im just getting off a kx250 and i thought the same thing at first,the power was incredible,i thought it was way faster then my kx but after getting use to it,i think the 2 stroke was as fast if not fast on certain technical sections of the track.im sure the rider makes the most difference but the 4 stroke torque probably gave me the impression it wasfaster because it was hooking up,who knows?
 

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Mo Power! It's just fun. You will eventually use that power and the other 2 gears. LOL