You mean when they weren't blubbering like a pig or pinging themselves to death?Meanest Yamaha I ever rode was a YZ490, late model. Damn things were widow makers.
Nope. The YZ490 I threw a leg over was stout and strong. I agree that some are not what they were made out to be, but some, when maintained and built right, were damn strong.You mean when they weren't blubbering like a pig or pinging themselves to death?
You obviously never rode a TM400 Cyclone if you think the YZ490 was mean. It wasn't unusual to see ads for them that read something like "Only ridden twice, injury forces sale"...