Yamaha revealed the livery for its YZ450F Rally racer, the machine Cyril Despres will ride in his quest for his sixth Dakar Rally victory. Despres will lead a factory team which includes Michael Metge, Olivier Pain and Frans Verhoeven to South America for the 2014 Dakar Rally which kicks off Jan. 5. The Dakar legend […]
Yamaha Sketches out the Features on the New 2010 YZ450F [Video]
They must have used up a lot of pencils
You’ll realize how cheesy that headline is after watching the pretty rad video that Yamaha has released.
Yamaha’s new motocross bike has taken a radical new approach. The engine is backwards.
Yamaha’s reason for doing this is to shift the heavy end of the motor more to the center of the motorcycle to make it more agile and responsive. Slanting the cylinder also made for a straighter pathway for the air intake at the front of the bike.
Of course you can read about many more details and features of Yamaha’s YZ on Motorcycle.com where they just wrote a preview for it this week! There’s also a bunch of photos to go through if you just don’t feel like doing any reading.
Check out the rest of the post for Yamaha’s official video on the 2010 YZ450F and also why I mention sketching (also, see if you can understand any of the equations that are scribbled down throughout the video)
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