Who's getting an 06'?


Its official December 15th on the 2006 YZ450's. I ordered mine from Motorcycle Consolidators in Canada in July. No problem for me my 2003 YZ i450 is still running strong and is still smoking most guys!

You have to assume that 12/15 the first 450F for each dealer will land. For those of you 2-10 on the list, it looks like you'll get your '06 in '06! Most likelyin February.

Boy did Yamaha ever drop the ball!

You have to assume that 12/15 the first 450F for each dealer will land. For those of you 2-10 on the list, it looks like you'll get your '06 in '06! Most likelyin February.

Boy did Yamaha ever drop the ball!

Yea but look at it this way...if you bought the 06 honda you would be on your 2nd set of valves....... :banghead:

Will definately be getting one come this time next year when all the '07's are hitting showromm floors. This means huge discounts at my local dealer, this year I picked up my '05' for $8500 $AUS and will definately be getting the yellow and black.....

LOL, I did buy an '06 Honda! Knock-on-wood, this is my second one. I ran my '04 60 hours and the valves were within spec when I sold. I know 60 hours isn't much, but 2 little kids (that aren't riding yet) take up some hobby time! I have a couple buddies w/over 125 hours on their '05's w/no need for even shims! Conversely, I know a couple guys who have had many valve problems w/their CRF's.

Anyways, I don't think that the CRF's are as well engineered as the YZF's, but if you stay on top of the air filter, oil changes & don't rev the thing to the moon they wear well. Before these 2 CRF's, I rode nothing but Yamaha since 1978. I love the 250F (had an '03), but didn't care for the 450F's handling. When Yami released the specs on the '06's, I was 2nd in line at my dealer (got a nice OTD price as well). Once i found out I had to wait until November I was a little skeptical, but figured I'd ride my '04 CRF till then. Out of the blue in early September, an old riding buddy offered me a good money for my CRF. I couldn't turn it down as sometimes used bikes are hard to move, especially CRF's as there is a glut of them. Called my Yami dealer that week only to be told that 2nd on the list may not get me a bike until January. Frankly, I didn't want to wait that long as the Fall/Early winter is the best riding out here. So, I went w/another CRF. I'm hopeful that the YZF will be a great bike and even better in '07 as I'll probably go that route.

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