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JAPANESE SPY PHOTOS - EFI-EQUIPPED 250s LEAD THE WAY

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damn the jap sure make their bikes look good...that kawi is slick as hell

The colors are great, but that exhaust exhaust is huge! They are all a little bigger than stock though, must have tighter ound laws in Japan.

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Those are some sweet looking time bombs. Wonder about a blue one...?

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The Honda pictured above is a 450 fo-sho, not a 250 as the thread title might indicate. Still sweet as hell though.

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Those are some sweet looking time bombs. Wonder about a blue one...?
No special Yamaha YZ250Fs were on hand at Kyushu, mostly due to the fact that Yamaha Japan has cancelled its official factory motocross race team effort. The satellite Team YZ squad was mounted on stock-looking ’09 YZ250Fs. Our inside sources at Yamaha Japan, however, indicate that there are no major engine changes in store for the 2010 Yamaha YZ250F, though the bike will receive an all-new chassis and bodywork, plus revised suspension settings.
As for the all-new Yamaha YZ450F, defending All Japan National MX Champion Akira Narita raced a privateer ’09 YZ450F (under the YSP/Narita Racing Team banner) with a combination of works Yamaha parts and Rinaldi Racing parts from Italy. Though the radically all-new pre-production 2010 YZ450F—which features EFI, a forward-tilted engine and an all-new chassis and bodywork—was said to be ready for Narita to race, word in the pits was that Yamaha Motor Corp. USA demanded that the bike not be unveiled in Japan just yet. Poor sales of the ’09 YZ450F mandate that the ’10 model not make its competition debut until September, at the All Japan National MX series finale.

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The Honda pictured above is a 450 fo-sho, not a 250 as the thread title might indicate. Still sweet as hell though.

Open the link, it is filled with 200+ pics of both 250 and 450s. It also has news of stuff we may expect to see for 2010.

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you see people from all over the world racing pro ama supercross/motocross but you never hardly hear of japanese coming here to race, wonder why ?? Also why do they put the foam stuff under the fenders? does it help keep mud from sticking? they sure do have some different things, like the yamaha on the header that triangle thing ??? thanks for the post though i sure enjoyed the pics

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you see people from all over the world racing pro ama supercross/motocross but you never hardly hear of japs coming here to race, wonder why ??

I have to been to Japan while in the Marine Corps. There isn't exactly a lot of spare land around for sticking a motocross track. There have been a few that came over, Narita (rider of that Yamaha) is one of the more recent.

btw- "jap" is a derogatory term.

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I rememberd the name after reading it, from what I have found he some of the most trick bikes, check out Narita Akira's bike he raced in motocross of nations back in Buddscreek in 07, with a different cylinder and side covers, modified frame (by the pegs), carbon subframe and more. Naritasbike.jpg

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What is that foam looking stuff under the fenders?

It was a mud race.

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Why would they need foam under the fenders in a mud race?

I don't think mud will stick to it. Just like KTM sells foam for the footrest specifically for muddy conditions.

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mud doesnt really like sticking to foam. In supercross they shove little foam blocks in every crack and hole they can find on the bike. cause foam doesnt way anything compared to mud.

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