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    Photography and motorcycles 50/50.

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  1. Harry Potter

    All New 2019 Yamaha WR450F Announced

    Mid December now and nobody has this bike yet?
  2. Hopefully when someone picks up a new 2019 CRF450X they’ll post a ride review here.
  3. Harry Potter

    All New 2019 Yamaha WR450F Announced

    Anybody in Britain get to ride one of these yet? Thanks
  4. After reading Jimmy Lewis’s review, dirtbiketest.com, for the 2019 “X” and “L” I am a lot more interested in the X as a dual sport than the “L.” It’s going to be hard deciding between the ‘2019 CRF450X and the ‘19 WR450F.
  5. Harry Potter

    All New 2019 Yamaha WR450F Announced

    Thanks for the reply Steve. I’ve only owned one Honda and that’s my ‘07 XR650L and the build quality of that bike seems to exceed the quality of my one and only Suzuki, the DR650SE. Right now in the stable I have a ‘77 TY250, a ‘14 WR250R, and a ‘15 FZ-07 with knobbies-kick ass fun. The Yamahas have been flawless but so has been the Honda.
  6. Harry Potter

    All New 2019 Yamaha WR450F Announced

    I think I have narrowed my next bike selection down to two bikes, the 2019 WR450F and the 2019 CRF450X. Both claim easier clutch pull for 2019. The Honda has a six speed with a lot of anti vibration and sound deadening. The Yamaha has less weight with more map adjustability and on the fly two map handle bar switch. I’m guessing the Yamaha has more watts for dual sporting. I can pretty much plate anything where I live. The Honda is looking to have a larger aftermarket fuel tank size. Honda may have a longer extended warranty available? Dirtbiketest.com has given a good review to the Honda and tests for the WR450F are probably two months away. I previously owned a 2011 Beta 450RR and had a lot of problems so Beta is out and I would have to go out of state to buy a KTM. My local Yamaha and Honda dealers are both equally great. Blue is my favorite color but I have a XR650L to trade off. Any comments or suggestions between these two bikes? Thanks.
  7. Harry Potter

    450L & 450X similarity’s

    After reading Jimmy Lewis’s reviews of the new X and L I am leaning towards getting an X. I would have no problem plating the X where I live and could see using the bendable turn signals from the L on it. Maybe even the headlight from the L.
  8. Harry Potter

    All New 2019 Yamaha WR450F Announced

    So from what we know now wthout seeing the bike, the biggest real world advantage to the 2019 WR450F is the tunabilty from your cell phone and maybe an easier to pull clutch?
  9. Harry Potter

    2019 GasGas EC Ranger

    Any dates yet as to when these Rangers hit the dealers?
  10. Harry Potter

    Full Review & Ride Report: 2019 Honda CRF450L Dual Sport!

    Dropped my chain saw off at the Honda dealer and while there he started up the CRF450L and it was very cold blooded, worse than my XR650L. He had to reach up under the seat on the left side for some cold start knob. Once warmed up it was smooth and quiet. If it was an easy fix I would guess Honda would have done it to the bikes at the big test rider-magazine showing. Instead a Honda made sure all the bikes where well warmed up for everybody as reported by Jimmy Lewis. My Honda dealer surely didn’t think it was an easy fix. My Yamaha WR250R and FZ-07 can instantly be ridden away as soon as you hit the start button so maybe it’s a Honda thing. Anyway when I go back next week he said I could do a parking lot test ride.
  11. Harry Potter

    All New 2019 Yamaha WR450F Announced

  12. Harry Potter

    All New 2019 Yamaha WR450F Announced

    So if 2019 is not looking to be the best year WR450F, what years are considered good for dual sporting? No problems plating a bike where I live. Dealer started a cold CRF450L for me today and it was more cold blooded than my XR650L. A Beta 390 keeps lingering for consideration.
  13. Well for me there isn’t a KTM dealer in the state I’d ever buy a bike from. So I’m considering the new Honda CRF450L vs the all new WR450F for adventure bike duties. Jimmy Lewis at Dirtbiketest.com gave us a good understanding of the CRF450L but the WR450F doesn’t come to the USA to at least a January 2019. I am thinking the biggest down side to the ‘19 WR maybe the 5 speed trans.
  14. Harry Potter

    Full Review of the 2019 Honda CRF450L Dual Sport

    So if I am seeing this right, the CRF450L has an advantage over the 2019 WR450F in that the frame doesn’t limit the aftermarket tank size?
  15. Harry Potter

    All New 2019 Yamaha WR450F Announced

    Well the only reason I would consider the WR450F is to dual sport it, no interest in racing.