Products 7 Oct 2015

Bike: 2016 Yamaha WR450F

Yamaha to release all-new 2016 WR450F off-road model.

Yamaha Motor Australia will confirm the release of an all-new 2016 model WR450F later this month, with information on the model already announced in Europe and the US.

Equipped with the most advanced engine and chassis technology ever developed for a Yamaha dirt bike, the WR450F is ready to shake up the off-road world.

Built for serious enduro racers as well as long distance rally riders and experienced recreational riders, this new generation WR-F produces strong and linear torque that gives you outstanding performance together with a high level of controllability.

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For lightweight handling this high-tech off road bike is equipped with a compact, mass centralised chassis – and with its wide ratio five-speed transmission, latest KYB suspension and switchless electric start, the Yamaha WR450F is ready to win.

The 2016 Yamaha WR450F features the innovative YZ450F-based engine design, including a rearward slanted, liquid-cooled, DOHC four-stroke powerplant with four titanium valves based on the 2016 YZ450F.

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The WR450F features a YZ-bred aluminum Bilateral Beam frame – engineered from castings, forgings and extrusions – with engine mounts optimised for chassis rigidity characteristics needed in enduro riding conditions.

Industry leading, fully-adjustable YZ450F-based KYB spring-type forks with speed-sensitive damping and KYB shock deliver precise, fade-free handling. These are set specifically for enduro usage, tailored to suit Australian conditions.

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It also boasts a switch-free electric starter and auto-decompressor, convenient plug in Power Tuner for easy tuning, mass centralised design for agile handling, top-mounted air filter and underseat fuel tank, 18-inch rear wheel and Metzeler 6 Days FIM tyres, plus enduro-spec radiators with lightweight cooling fan.

Further information relating to the Australian market including local ADR features, pricing and a release date is due to be announced during the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and Australian Four Day Enduro race weekends this month.

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