Yamaha WR450F | Dirt

More than the Sum of its Parts

By Karel Kramer, Photography by Karel Kramer

Tech Spec
Price$8090
Engine typel-c single
Valve trainDOHC, 5v
Displacement449cc
Transmission5-speed
Claimed horsepowerna
Claimed torquena
FrameAluminum perimeter
Front suspensionKayaba 48mm fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspensionKayaba shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brakeNissin two-piston caliper, 250mm disc
Rear brakeNissin one-piston caliper, 245mm disc
Front tire80/100-21 Dunlop Geomax MX51
Rear tire120/90-18 Dunlop Geomax MX51
Seat height37.8 in.
Wheelbase57.7 in.
Fuel capacity2.1 gal
Claimed curb weight273 lbs.
Contactwww.yamaha-motor.com

VERDICT 4 out of 5 stars
Sharper and snappier, yet not much more expensive.

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