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Re: New Yamaha's for '06 - ally frame pic (Toxic)

So they totally redisgned the alu frame for the 250? This is just a guess, but that thing looks a bit on the thin side to put a 450 motor in. Also, why would you paint an alu frame? Paint is heavy you know...
 
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Re: (Nick Novice)

Yeah, but I figured they'd just go with a "cast", bead blasted, or brushed finish rather than take the extra time, steps, & $$ to paint (of course clear anno might be more expensive...?). Then again, this might just be a prototype, I'd expect that the production bikes would come sans paint (as the 250 does now).
 
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