Yamaha Motorcycles just announced the new YFZ450X – the ultimate high performance tight trail sport ATV. Designed with the same power-packed engine, performance and technology of the YFZ450R, the new YFZ450X is designed to navigate tight trails with a 46-inch width, optimized suspension and other features specific to tight trail riding and racing.
All New Motocrosser
Yamaha has released the following information on its new 2010 250F motocrosser.
>> The all-new, Bilateral Beam frame is specific to the 250 and is more compact than the previous generation chassis. This places the rider closer to the front wheel, which delivers superb rigidity balance for unmatched lightweight handling and cornering. This nimbleness lets the rider get on the gas sooner out of corners and cross the finish line with less fatigue – even on long motos.
The wide, bulbous bodywork flows across the bike like lava from a volcano. The long nose droops forward, almost over the front fender, and the sharp talon-like air-intakes stand ready to gulp huge lungfuls of air in order for this glowering bird to take flight. The newest edition of the Suzuki Hayabusa sits quietly for now, but for anyone daring enough to pull the hood from its eyes, this bird of prey is clearly ready to unleash its nigh-on 200 horsepower—and swoop down for the kill.
This styling was controversial when the Hayabusa was first released in 1999.
In the vehemently contested liter-machine wars, manufacturers are allowing more technology to trickle down from their GP racing endeavors to their production line-ups in order to gain an edge over the increasingly fierce competition. In Yamaha’s case, some of the advances trickling down are coming from legendary 7-time World Champion Valentino Rossi. Intent on creating the omnipotent 1000cc sportbike, Yamaha brings to bear a host of MotoGP-inspired advances to the fifth generation YZF-R1. And it’s not all just marketing fodder for the brochure.