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Offline umberto

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2018 Yamaha YZ 65
« on: February 10, 2018, 03:11:43 AM »
According to Dirt Bike, itís real and it gets unveiled tonight at the San Diego Supercross. There is a video ad from Yamaha that teases its arrival linked in the story. Scroll down and youíll see it after the CR story.

https://dirtbikemagazine.com/friday-wrap-riding-sherco-se300-two-stroke/

Someone posted this pick on VitalMX of one in a crate.  Itís nice to see Yamaha at least trying to compete with the pumpkins.

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Re: 2018 Yamaha YZ 65
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 03:12:32 AM »
Now how about a new YZ 300?
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Re: 2018 Yamaha YZ 65
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 07:52:47 AM »
might make kawasaki up date there 65 when it start eating in to there sales , we do not want a yz300 a kx350 be better , but i know that will ever happen as the old politics come in to play . cant be seen doing the wrong thing now let just keep the cleaner 4 strokes coming. :-D

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Re: 2018 Yamaha YZ 65
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 04:05:39 PM »
Itís a really slick looking bike. They styled it after the bigger bikes.  I hope youíre correct kxdino, and it causes Kawasaki to look at their 65. This thing sounds ready to go right after the orange bikes.



https://motocrossactionmag.com/first-look-2018-yamaha-yz65/

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Re: 2018 Yamaha YZ 65
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 06:34:26 AM »
Here's another view from Dirt Bike's website.  It's interesting that they went with a PDS style suspension, when the YZ 85 has linkage.

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Re: 2018 Yamaha YZ 65
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 10:57:45 AM »
Yzs are so nice.. hoping they something with the 85 soon.

Be nice if we had a a restyled plastics set as a starter for the KX65.

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Re: 2018 Yamaha YZ 65
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2018, 09:42:05 PM »
one fault with the yami no linkage as umberto pointed out , so it harder to change rear end height as they do with linkage bikes , kids are all different in height,


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Re: 2018 Yamaha YZ 65
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2018, 07:42:51 AM »
It sounds pretty stout.  Those front forks almost look like they've been Kashima coated.
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