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Moto7man 06-04-2015 01:02 PM

2016 Yamaha Offroad 2 Stroke YZ250X
 
it looks like Yamaha is moving back into the offroad market.

http://www.cyclenews.com/431/35050/R...ha-YZ250X.aspx

Jacob 'Berg 06-04-2015 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Moto7man (Post 153536)
it looks like Yamaha is moving back into the offroad market.

http://www.cyclenews.com/431/35050/R...ha-YZ250X.aspx

6-speed would have been better, but this is a step in the right direction for the Japanese.

twowheels 06-04-2015 03:31 PM

Only missing e-start, a six-speed, hydraulic clutch, and an extra half gallon of fuel ...

Moto7man 06-04-2015 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by twowheels (Post 153545)
Only missing e-start, a six-speed, hydraulic clutch, and an extra half gallon of fuel ...

7390 MSRP, the best Kayaba SSS suspension components,plentiful parts supply including GYTR upgrades, dealer on every corner and a financially viable well managed company, imho.

liamthom 06-04-2015 07:56 PM

it would be cool to see it with a "backwards" cylinder like there new 4 strokes.

pscook 06-04-2015 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Moto7man (Post 153550)
7390 MSRP, the best Kayaba SSS suspension components,plentiful parts supply including GYTR upgrades, dealer on every corner and a financially viable well managed company, imho.

Agreed. Depending on the gear box ratio, five speeds might be just fine. I never (or rarely) use sixth gear on my 300. And with everyone (it seems) buying up the stock of SSS KYB forks for their (not Yamaha) bike, it is almost a no-brainer to put this bike to market and have it succeed. Depending on the overall chassis package and handling attributes.

However. Regarding parts, I still can't walk into a dealership and get what I need, I still have to order any engine internal part, including bearings and rings. Any external bearing or seal I need I can source from a non-dealer location, like McMaster or a local bearing shop. So I propose that the dealer network has very little affect on our little niche.

That being said, I really dig it. I will be interested to see how it stacks up, it might be a viable competitor if it can negotiate the trails at 90% capability of the Euro bikes. The last 10% being managed through the excellent suspension components.

208samm 06-04-2015 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Moto7man (Post 153550)
7390 MSRP, the best Kayaba SSS suspension components,plentiful parts supply including GYTR upgrades, dealer on every corner and a financially viable well managed company, imho.


Must say that I agree with all of the above


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desertgasser300 06-05-2015 12:27 AM

Still ugly, but at least they are trying.

twowheels 06-05-2015 01:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Moto7man (Post 153550)
7390 MSRP, the best Kayaba SSS suspension components,plentiful parts supply including GYTR upgrades, dealer on every corner and a financially viable well managed company, imho.

The price is right, and its hard to argue with the KYBs. There's no telling what may or may not appear in the GYTR catalog, and the dealer-on-every-corner is just as likely to be heavily invested in sleds or generators or spread over 15 other brands. It wasn't that long ago that Yamaha lost 3 billion dollars ... in a year!

That being said, they seem, of all the Japanese companies, the most willing to at least consider the off-road market.

memphis2857 06-05-2015 10:36 AM

Hopefully.... This will go over well and they will sell a boat load of them. At that point the other 3 are going to have to take a look at their lack of off-road bikes (especially Honda). This yzx is exciting for several reasons. Will it force Honda to dig the cr250 out of it tomb and gives us what we want? What about the rerelease of the RMX? Or a new and improved KDX. I am super excited to see that Yamaha is developing an off-road segment


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