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You guys think people would pay 7 or 8k if it were a screamer that made 50rwhp, weighed 320lbs wet, and had great suspension?
Probably not but I bet it would have a cult following after they canceled it due to lack of sales lol...
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50 rwhp and weighs 320 lbs. wet?

I think that would sell well.
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I am sure people that are willing and prepare to spend 5k on a 250 will be very happy.
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It seems like it has taken the economic downturn to get factories to understand that you need to produce cool bikes that appeal to young people so that they get into the sport and then stay in the sport for the long term. I don't know if any studies have been done, but I would bet that people that start on smaller bikes and move up over time, have a much greater likelihood of staying in the sport for the duration.

As far as I am concerned all of the apparent competition in this area will result in some cool little bikes.
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Shopped picture of an R6..
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guys... that's definitely a photo-chop of an R6

but would be pretty cool if it was real
In the article it specifically says it's a concept art.
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50 rwhp and weighs 320 lbs. wet?

I think that would sell well.
KTM 690 SMC R fits the bill and with 67hp and lots of torque but of course no fairings and expensive as heck. Would be very nice to have more super light but well powered bikes.
Course yammy could have this thing weigh 400+ making it on a budget and from a parts bin
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In the article it specifically says it's a concept art.
It's more like "fan art" man.. Concept art directly from Yamaha would be more realistic. You're not going to see a 180 rear tire or dual front rotors on a 250 any time soon... It's clearly not even close to official.
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Did you guys get these ? I wish they would update and do it again , this time try and make it look as good as it rode . For fun on the twistys it was a great bike .

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It seems like it has taken the economic downturn to get factories to understand that you need to produce cool bikes that appeal to young people so that they get into the sport and then stay in the sport for the long term. I don't know if any studies have been done, but I would bet that people that start on smaller bikes and move up over time, have a much greater likelihood of staying in the sport for the duration.

As far as I am concerned all of the apparent competition in this area will result in some cool little bikes.
It doesnt help matter when a person walks in a bike shop and see 11k 600s and than anywhere from 400-600 in fees the ever growing 150 dollar doc fee. Do they know most people are check to check and a monthly payment of hundreds for a toy is a luxury? I pay 82 per month for the CBR250. Even going to 200 for a SS is too much for me.
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Did you guys get these ? I wish they would update and do it again , this time try and make it look as good as it rode . For fun on the twistys it was a great bike .

You mean, the XT dual sport engine on a street frame?

It's already been done, XT660 engine, street frame, meet the MT-03

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If what you want are the mid 90s looks... not going to happen.
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You mean, the XT dual sport engine on a street frame?

It's already been done, XT660 engine, street frame, meet the MT-03

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If what you want are the mid 90s looks... not going to happen.
It was a much sportier riding poistion than those .And had much much better handling , it was a corner scalpel . USD forks , brembo calipers . It was built for fun not commutuing . The very thing I said I did not want is the looks!! . I want it too look like an R6 does now .
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You guys think people would pay 7 or 8k if it were a screamer that made 50rwhp, weighed 320lbs wet, and had great suspension?
Probably not but I bet it would have a cult following after they canceled it due to lack of sales lol...
I would, as long as it has similar specs to this one:

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Its 249.5cc single has dropped its rev-ceiling from 14,000 to 13,500, reducing power to 49.6bhp. Dry weight is just 181lbs. You could pick this thing up and load it into a pickup all by yourself.
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You mean, the XT dual sport engine on a street frame?

It's already been done, XT660 engine, street frame, meet the MT-03

Attachment 210605

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If what you want are the mid 90s looks... not going to happen.
Wow, never seen that bike before. I like it, and the XT660 engine is very fun.

Now that we are bringing to topic some older, more rare Yamahas, this is the one I love:



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Wow, never seen that bike before. I like it, and the XT660 engine is very fun.

Now that we are bringing to topic some older, more rare Yamahas, this is the one I love:



Of the very same era as the SZR . Not so rare here . Sold well enough that if you want one there is always a selection on ebay .
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