I work in at a Yamaha dealership and I havent heard anything. With the growth of four-strokes though I find that kinda hard to believe. First it was the R1 engine in that wild snowmobile then in the FX140 waverunner. I would expect to see a YZ450 engine in a quad before a new two stroke. I ask the sales guys tomorrow though.
I seriuosly doubt it its like sbyota said they a cracking down hard on 2 stroke's if anything they would design a new engine but 4 stroke, banshees have used the same engines since the original back in 87'...Mike
From what I have heard is that the banshee will probably stay the same, they haven't changed much since the start, only the horibble j arm setup from the start. There has been a call latley for the yz 426/450 motor and the honda 450 motor for the last couple months on the swing arms. Plus the bikes the bikes continue to win. The industry is slowly going treehugger
I know this really doesn't relate to what you guys are talking about,but have any of you heard about the 96 decibal law that is suppose to start in a effect?If that is true all the four stroker people are going to have a problem.Those four strokers are damn loud!
ya they changed the rules again I have a 02' banshee it was a red sticker now its green beccause its a 02' if so now 03' and newer will be red stickered?? and you bike cant be and louder that like 96 decibles? what the f$%* is going on?....Mike
California is a Joke, that's what's going on... They can't make up their mind on crap. I got an '03 bike that should be red stickered but I went around the damn system and got a bike with a vin number that triggers a green sticker in DMV so they can't screw with me...