There’s nothing like sitting on the starting line, knowing that you’ll be to the first corner first.
The new YZ450F begs to be admired by racers and mechanics alike. It’s backward, rearward slanted cylinder and “tornado” exhaust design is mechanical genius—and it’s exclusive to Yamaha’s YZ450F! By moving more weight to the centre of the bike, it lightens up the front end for quicker turning and excellent balance. In fact, on the track, the 450F feels like a 250F—until you snap the throttle! If you thought the ’11 YZ450F was snappy, wait until you ride the ’12; fuel injection settings have been updated for even faster response. Weight has been shaved as well by using new materials in the front and rear suspension. Confidence is king in racing. Get it with the YZ450F.
The revolutionary 2012 Yamaha YZ450F will have many gazing far into the future. By slanting the cylinder rearward and reversing the intake and exhaust ports, the 2012 YZ450F’s mass is more centralized for amazing balance, unprecedented handling and cornering. The Bilateral Beam frame and suspension offer fantastic feedback to the rider. Add fuel injection to the mix of these innovations and you’ll agree: backward is the right way forward.
*Price: $8,350.00 *Halls Deal: $6,299.00
|ENGINE||449cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 titanium valves|
|TRANSMISSION||Constant-mesh 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch|
|DRIVE TRAIN||Chain Drive|
|FRONT BRAKES||Hydraulic single disc brake, 250mm|
|REAR BRAKES||Hydraulic single disc brake, 245mm|
|FRONT TIRE||80/100-21 Dunlop|
|REAR TIRE||120/80-19 Dunlop|
|SEAT HEIGHT||39.4 in|
|WHEEL BASE||58.7 in|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||15.2 in|
|WARRANTY||30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)|
|FUEL CAPACITY||1.6 gal|
|AVAILABLE COLORS||Team Yamaha Blue/White, White/Red|