1998 Yamaha YZ400F —

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Yamaha YZ 400 F
Yamaha YZ 400 F

A Hot Start

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Blah, blah, bore and …, Genesis system, blah, blah,

No offense to Ed Schielder, but I wanted to him to shut up. I could read the stuff later and the rain were rolling in fast. The Carlsbad Raceway is not a place you to test a new motorcycle in the rain. I couldn’t hear him very and I was busy staring at the beautiful 1998 YZ400F and trying to out the one for me. This is going to be good.

Ed to mention the starting procedures so I closely because I knew time was close.

On the track the YZ400F started to in just a few laps. At first, it was wet and but when the track broke in and I more accustomed to the motor my lap times shrank and my smile I was amazed at how easy it was to ride the The motor is so unlike any four I had ever ridden. For starters, the engine pumps out 42 horses and it with a red line at 11,200

A stock YZ250 puts 43 to the ground but signs off before

The 400F also has almost engine braking. The light and short … combine to let the freewheel almost as much as a which made me a lot more when I miss-timed jumps and no scary or weird behavior the flight of the bike. I have some say there is a hiccup at rpm, but I couldn’t find it.

It may take a faster, more rider to notice it.

Using the was a rare occasion, although I once … the motor braking too hard into a You can abuse this clutch quickly, which is pretty on four strokes if they are too much. So don’t use it too much. The and tank junction is very It is slimmer than the YZ250, but the behind the motor is very

You get use to this and can actually use this to advantage on long up-hills.

All the felt correct and nothing out of place, but I would like to try bar bends to see if the cockpit can be opened up a bit. The suspension felt and sane. It required no adjustment in the time we spent on the track, the fork seemed to dive the … when the full of the bike rested on it and I had to absorb a bump.

This happened few times and it could also been any number of reasons and As I said, I adjusted nothing and had very good results.

Yamaha YZ 400 F
Yamaha YZ 400 F

The rain finally showed and so did the of the YZ400F At almost 260 lbs in ride the 400F got very heavy traction was lost and you had to stab foot on the ground to keep the upright. Try any leg save and you will you are on a heavy motorcycle.

During the parts of the test the bike was Whether the motor sang at 10,000 rpms and chugged by at the YZ400F seemed to go wherever you to point it. In slicker, wet conditions the seemed to have a mind of own and searched for it’s own way.

Not bad, but I prefer to do all the steering.

The came down harder and the baked adobe at the track to run down the freeway and made to the top a joke. That ended my day on the It was too short of an experience.

I vow to make Ed and Terry Beal to give me (longer) shot on this on a dry track to see what it can really do for me. bike is too fun to ride for such a time.

I sat under the rain EZ-up and stared at the mud clods to the sides of the blue beauties and how much the bikes weighed In the background I heard Ed saying blah, blah.

Specifications (1999 Model):

Yamaha YZ 400 F
Yamaha YZ 400 F
Yamaha YZ 400 F
Yamaha YZ 400 F
Yamaha YZ 400 F
Yamaha YZ 400 F


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