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YAMAHA YZ450F—A Motocross Winner

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Key Highlights

  • Displacement
    450cc
  • Mileage
    --
  • Top Speed
    --
  • Curb Weight
    240 lb
  • Fuel Capacity (approx)
    1.6 gal
  • Seat Height
    38.0 in
Base MSRP: $9,899*

*Prices & Specifications subject to change without notice. MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, destination charge and dealer installed options and accessories. Dealer prices may vary.

Latest on YAMAHA YZ450F

  • After winning successive professional Motocross and Supercross championships, Yamaha improved the class-leading YZ450F by making it more powerful, lighter, smaller, and more agile than before.
  • The Yamaha YZ450F 2023 model will be launched soon.
  • The bike has undergone a complete makeover.
  • It continues to use the reverse cylinder architecture Yamaha launched in 2010.

Introduction of YAMAHA YZ450F

Recently, Yamaha announced the redesigned Yamaha YZ450F dirt bike, which features a significantly modified engine, bigger radiators, an electronic starter, and a thin lithium-ion battery.

A much lighter, thinner body with improved ergonomics for more control, a lighter, more compact engine that produces even more power, and enhanced handling with higher agility while keeping superb stability.

The all-new 450cc engine is lighter, more compact, and has more power across the rev range. It keeps the Yamaha YZ450F’s legendary ease of use and incredible pulling power while raising the rev limit by 500 rpm for more top-end power.

What's New in the Latest Model of Yamaha YZ450F?

  • The 450cc liquid-cooled DOHC four-stroke engine has undergone a thorough makeover, and it is now lighter, more portable, and more powerful across the rev range.
  • Yamaha’s market-leading Power Tuner App has undergone considerable updating, preserving the previous version’s features while being even simpler to use and comprehend.
  • The brand-new Traction Control System adjusts the engine to ensure optimal rear wheel traction by communicating wheel slip to the ECU. There are three settings available: HIGH, LOW, or OFF.
  • An entirely new aluminum bilateral beam frame design gives the vehicle the optimal blend of strength and flexes for cornering performance.
  • The new Yamaha YZ450F gets smooth, rounded elements in seat edges and side covers to a narrower fuel tank and front shroud.
  • The bike’s new, thinner, flatter, and more compact shape eases rider movement for enhanced control.
  • Increased legroom between the seat and footpegs and a new handlebar position that promotes a more natural posture and greater rider comfort all contribute to a better rider triangle.

Highlights of YAMAHA YZ450F

Design of Yahama YZ450F

One of the many high-end features of the YZ450F is its 1-1/8-inch aluminum tapered handlebars. Wide footpegs, a new compact PVC handlebar pad, and a new lightweight throttle cable are all excellent additions to the design.

A quick-adjust clutch perch, fashionable blue rims, and a light gold drive chain with a new chain guide are designed just for the YZ450F.

The smooth, rounded elements, from seat edges and side covers to a narrower fuel tank and front shroud, give the bike a sharp look.

The bikes get redesigned with a slimmer body for better ergonomics and a new Power Tuner app. It has expanded legroom between the seat and footpegs, and the handlebar position works for an ergonomic riding position. These changes contribute to the rider triangle.

Color and Variant of Yahama YZ450F

Yamaha YZ450F comes in one color::

  • Blue

Yamaha YZ450F has one variant:

  • YZ450F Team Yamaha Blue

Engine of Yamaha YZ450F

The all-new 450cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke engine of the Yamaha YZ450F features four titanium valves. The Yamaha YZ450F has a 60.8mm stroke and a bore of 97.0 mm. To allow for longer over-revs while keeping the YZ450F’s wide power nature, the rev limit is also raised by 500 rpm.

Features of Yamaha YZ450F

The industry-leading Power Tuner App from Yamaha has undergone extensive updates, maintaining all of the functionality of the last edition while being even easier to use and understand.

A simple new slide bar may now be used to map engines. A new lap timer, Traction and Launch Control settings, and bike set-up instructions are now included. The best part is that it’s free.

The redesigned aluminum bilateral beam frame provides the right strength and flex for stability and balance.

Each wheel’s cross-sectional contour is carefully designed with computer assistance to save weight without compromising durability. The rear wheel of the YZ450F has three cross-spokes for better rider comfort and impact absorption.

Transmission, Suspension, and Brake of Yamaha YZ450F

The Yamaha YZ450F has a 5-Speed gear transmission that completes the bike significantly.

A High-quality, completely adjustable suspension detects speed forks made with coil springs from KYB® offers excellent bump absorption. The front fork now has toolless compression clickers for simple adjustment, which is new for 2023. Redesigned KYB® shock damping characteristics are used in the linkage-type rear suspension to fit the new YZ450F’s chassis.

Excellent braking performance is achieved by combining a Nissin caliper with a huge 270mm front brake rotor. Rear brake sensation is enhanced in the back by lowering the stiffness of the brake hose, giving the driver more control at the pedal.

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Displacement
    450cc
  • Engine Type
    450cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 titanium valves
  • Bore
    97.0mm × 60.8mm
  • Stroke
    4-stroke
  • Compression Ratio
    13.0:1
  • Ignition
    --
  • Transmission
    5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
  • Chain
    --
  • Clutch
    --
  • EMS
    --
  • Fuel Capacity (approx)
    1.6 gal
  • Mileage
    --
  • Top Speed
    --
  • Fuel Delivery
    Mikuni® fuel injection, 44mm
  • Horsepower
    --
  • Torque
    --

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Rear Tire Size
    120/80-19 Dunlop® Geomax MX33
  • Rear Suspension
    KYB® single shock; fully adjustable, 12.4-in travel
  • Front Brake
    Hydraulic disc, 270mm
  • Rear Brake
    Hydraulic disc, 240mm
  • Front Tire Size
    80/100-21 Dunlop® Geomax MX33F
  • Front Suspension
    KYB® spring-type fork with speed sensitive damping; fully adjustable, 12.2-in travel
  • Frame Design
    --
  • Frame Type
    aluminum bilateral beam frame
  • Suspension Travel (Front)
    --
  • Suspension Travel (Rear)
    --

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Wheelbase
    58.3 in
  • Seat Height
    38.0 in
  • Overall Width
    32.5 in
  • Overall Length
    85.8 in
  • Overall Height
    50.2 in
  • Ground Clearance
    --
  • Curb Weight
    240 lb
  • Steering Head Angle
    --
  • Rake
    26.9°
  • Trail
    4.7 in
  • Frame Type
    aluminum bilateral beam frame

Others

  • Warranty
    30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
  • Color Choices
    Blue
  • Starter
    --

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Top 3 Competitors of YAMAHA YZ450F

Husqvarna FC 450 vs. Yamaha YZ450F

Price

The Yamaha YZ450F costs $9,899, whereas the Husqvarna FC 450 costs $10,299.

Engine

The Yamaha YZ450F’s 450cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke engine has four titanium valves. The Husqvarna FC 450 is a 450cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke.

Color

The Yamaha YZ450F is available in blue, while the Husqvarna FC 450 is featured in grey/white/yellow.

Mileage

The Husqvarna FC 450 has an average fuel efficiency of 45.0 mpg. Yamaha YZ450F offers a 44.69 mpg mileage.

Power

The Yamaha is significantly stronger from the mid-to-top 53HP, but the Husqvarna FC 450 is 53.5 HP at 9,400 rpm. The peak horsepower figure is the main focus for the majority of competitors.

Yamaha YZ450F vs. Honda CRF450R

Price

The Yamaha YZ450F costs $9,899, whereas the 2022 Honda CRF450R is $9,599.

Engine

The Yamaha YZ450F’s 450cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke engine has four titanium valves. The Honda CRF450R has a single-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 449 cc engine.

Color

The Yamaha YZ450F is available in blue, while the Honda CRF450R comes in red.

Mileage

Yamaha YZ450F offers a 44.69 mpg mileage. Honda CRF450R offers 30 mpg mileage(approximate).

Horsepower

The Yamaha YZ450F is significantly stronger from mid-to-top 53HP, and that of the Honda CRF450R is 53.8 HP.

Yamaha YZ450F vs KTM 450 SX-F

Price

The Yamaha YZ450F costs $9,899, whereas the Suzuki RM-Z450 is priced at $8,999.

Engine

The Yamaha YZ450F’s 450cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke engine has four titanium valves. The Suzuki RM-Z450 has 449cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, four-stroke single-cylinder; 4 valves/cyl.

Color

The Yamaha YZ450F is available in blue, while the Suzuki RM-Z450 is featured in yellow.

Power

The YZ450F is significantly stronger from mid-to-top 53HP, and the Suzuki RM-Z450 has 54.39 HP at 8800 rpm.

Conclusion

Overall, the Yamaha YZ450F is a fantastic motorbike, setting the standard pretty high with its abundance of firsts, not just for Yamaha but for every manufacturer. Every previous ergonomics issue the bike had in the past has been resolved, and Yamaha even came up with remedies for issues nobody knew existed.

The redesigned fork guard provides more protection and tighter seals thanks to its enhanced coverage. Riders will find the Power Tuner app and its new capabilities to be not only groundbreaking but also tremendously helpful.

FAQs

How much is a YZ450F worth?

The Yamaha YZ450F gets priced at $9,899

How fast is a YZ450F?

The Yamaha YZ450F’s top speed is approximately 80 mph.

Is the Yamaha YZ450F a good bike?

Yes, This motorcycle is probably the finest 4-stroke available for riding.

How much HP does a YZ450F make?

The Yamaha YZ450 F has 53 HP

Is YZ450F a race bike?

The Yamaha YZ450F is a 4-stroke racing motocross bike produced by Yamaha Motor Corporation.

How heavy is a YZ450F?

The Yamaha YZ450F is 250 lbs.