2012 Yamaha WR450F is now here. However, before I write about how every thing updated, new, borrowed & unique, you may wish to ask your self what a perfect off-road 450 cc-class bike should be. Do not compromise. Your expectations should be set high. This is 2012 after all.
I’d think that manufacturer can build perfect bike now & never mind fact that they’ve EPA, DOT, CARB & some other acronyms for appeasing. We’d want 2-stroke lightness, fuel-injected smoothness, four-stroke traction, plush suspension which doesn’t bottoms out ever, & we’d want it looking really awesome & unique at same time. We’d want it to be legal on street & I’d want for racing too. Finally, it should be cheap.
Knowing the consumer-bred difficulty that is going in to such exercise is why it is pretty exciting [...]