06 YZF Photo??????????

It doesn't look like anyone has posted this yet. It's the 250F they ran at the first Japaneese National last weekend. Looks like they already have the new bodywork to go with this aluminum frame. I'd say it looks like an 06 to me.


I would say we just saw the new frame for the 06 YZ450 / 250... like how they tryed to hide it the paint.

Thats a nice looking bike. If thats what the 06 will look like thats going to be a sweet bike. Like the blue kinda hope they leave it that way.

There's another thread on this too. Something about 250F with aluminum frame. Looks good to me!

Check out the oil tank behind the skid plate. Keeps the dry sump and lowers the CG all at the same time. :naughty:

Check out the oil tank behind the skid plate. Keeps the dry sump and lowers the CG all at the same time. :naughty:

So that's where they put it.

I like the black tank, much easier to keep your bike looking good. It looks like it's kind of a semi perimeter frame, maybe a short backbone under the middle of the tank.

Check out the oil tank behind the skid plate. Keeps the dry sump and lowers the CG all at the same time. :naughty:

Damn, you've got good eyes! :naughty:

Damn, you've got good eyes! :naughty:
I downloaded the bigger picture and zoomed it. :D Besides, I was looking for it.
It looks like it's kind of a semi perimeter frame, maybe a short backbone under the middle of the tank.
Looks like the spars join about under the front third of the gas tank. Notice that they start forward at a point far enough above the swing arm bolt that the carb isn't totally covered over. :naughty:

Hey, I just noticed something too.. NO MORE TANK GRAPHICS! :naughty: The shroud completely covers the tank on that bike!!! No more yellow graphics, yaaaaaaaaaaaaay :naughty:

I think the bodywork is ugly.

yep, thats the 06. cant wait to get one.

i cant wait for 06... going to sell my 04 yz250f and get the new 06 yz 450 when it comes out.. yay!!!

so the oil isent in the frame anymore i guess huh??



That is SWEET I hope we start seeing more and more pics and info!

Don't get your hopes up until June that this will be a 06 - it ain't supposed to be.....although I wish it was... :naughty:

man the 450 looks like it's got the seat from an 02 model on it. So much for flat seats.

The header looks like it blocks the oil filter cover too, a la 98-00. Hopefully they change that stuff before they start sending them to the states. The shrouds are a little weird too.

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