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Old 04-15-2004, 04:21 PM
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I was thinking about buying a yz450f this year and was at a local dealership. After talking to the sales manager about buying one and how I liked the styling of the hondas aluminum frame better, he tells me "Well wait for next year then, yamaha is doing the same."

I never saw any info on yamaha releasing a aluminum frame bike in 2005. Is this true?
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Old 04-15-2004, 04:28 PM
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Default Re: Aluminum framed yamaha

This is a good thread, I have heard lots of rumors and read a few articles about the aluminum frame YZ's. Yamaha has been testing the alumnum frame since around 1996 I think and they still havent found a frame that suits the Yamaha brand. IMO 2stroke will go aluminum next year and you will probably have to wait a year or two before you see it on the 4 strokes.
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Old 04-15-2004, 04:29 PM
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Default Re: Aluminum framed yamaha

Also there is a photo of the YZ125 with aluminum frame floating around, I think SPY took it.
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Old 04-15-2004, 04:31 PM
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I hope not : , I would really like a four stroke version, but if they only release the stroke one I guess Ill be getting that.
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Old 04-15-2004, 04:41 PM
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Be careful buying the 1st yr production model. All the manufacturers put out great products but history will tell you that the 2nd generation and beyond models are the one you want to wait for.
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Old 04-15-2004, 05:26 PM
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I beleive the Zuk 450 four stroke has been seen in Europe already and it has an aluminium frame.
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Old 04-15-2004, 05:45 PM
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Default Re: Aluminum framed yamaha

Here's a pic of the YZ with an aluminum frame FFRacing11x
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Default Re: Aluminum framed yamaha

I was hoping it'd be like the CRF. Here's a pic of that Zuk that someone mentioned...

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I was hoping it'd be like the CRF.
I guess I'm glad that it's not this way it means that Yami went their own way with it.
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Old 04-15-2004, 08:30 PM
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Default Re: Aluminum framed yamaha

The suzuki rmz 450 is being released in june says the dealer here
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