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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