News 4 Sep 2020

Yamaha unveils exclusive ‘Aussie Edition’ 2021 WR450F

Limited to only 400 units and due to arrive in-store this December.

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Yamaha Motor Australia will release a unique ‘Aussie Edition’ WR450F for 2021 as a tribute to the model’s importance in the domestic market.

The exclusive model will be limited to 400 units, featuring custom graphics with a kangaroo motif and a range of locally-sourced accessories.

Since its release in 1998, Yamaha’s WR450F has dominated the retail charts and earned the title of Australia’s favourite motorcycle – a fact that Yamaha Motor Corporation has both recognised and appreciated.

With its winning combination of high performance, precise handling, bulletproof reliability and ADR compliance, the WR450F appeals to Australia’s large contingent of off-road riders. Australia sells more WR450Fs than any other territory in the world.

“The retail success we have enjoyed with this model is down to a number of factors,” explained Matthew Ferry, Yamaha Motor Australia national sales and marketing manager. “First of all, we have a big brown land covered in fast, flowing trails that is perfectly suited to this model.

“Plus, since its inception, both Aussies and Kiwis have been instrumental in the development of this model, so you can say that the WR450F is a machine created for our unique conditions. Now it is gratifying to see the factory recognise the importance of this model for our market with the release of the limited Aussie Edition.”

The Aussie Edition model is based on the all-new 2021 Yamaha WR450F and each model is stamped with its own unique collector’s number. It has custom anodised aluminium radiator guards and bashplate, developed locally by Force Accessories. Fellow Aussie firm Barkbusters supplies the handguards and an Akrapovic muffler has been fitted.

Pricing is set at $17,099 ride-away, including 12 months registration, with availability due for December 2020. Visit www.yamaha-motor.com.au for further information on the 2021 Yamaha WR450F Aussie Edition.

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