New 450cc four-stroke engine
The completely redesigned 450cc liquid-cooled DOHC four-stroke engine is lighter, more compact and features stronger pulling power across the entire rev range. The rev limit is also increased by 500 rpm for longer overrev while still maintaining the YZ450F's broad power character.
New Yamaha Power Tuner App
Yamaha’s industry-leading Power Tuner App has been extensively updated, retaining the full functionality of the previous version but now even easier to understand, easier to use, and with more functionality. Engine mapping can now be made using an intuitive new slide bar. There is also a new lap timer, Traction and Launch Control tuning, and bike set-up guides. Best of all, it's free-of-charge.
New Traction Control System & updated Launch Control System
The all-new Traction Control System communicates wheel slip to the ECU, tuning the engine to maintain ideal rear wheel traction. Three levels can be selected: HIGH, LOW or OFF. The updated Launch Control System now features an rpm limiter which can be adjusted in 500 rpm increments between 6,000 rpm and 11,000 rpm for optimized launches when the gate drops. Both systems are controlled through the Yamaha Power Tuner App.
All-new aluminium bilateral beam frame
A completely redesigned aluminium bilateral beam frame provides just the right amount of strength and flex for the perfect balance of stability and cornering performance. The result is a better handling machine with a lighter feel, more agility and increased traction allowing the rider to enter corners with greater confidence and more line choices.
High performance braking system
A large 270 mm front brake rotor is coupled with a Nissan calliper to provide excellent braking performance. Out back, rear brake feel is improved by reducing the rigidity of the brake hose providing a wider range of control at the pedal.
Slimmer body & improved ergonomics
A new slimmer, flatter and more compact body eases rider movement for improved control, including more seamless, rounded features from seat edges and side covers to a more narrow fuel tank and front shroud. The rider triangle is also improved with increased legroom between the seat and footpegs, and revised handlebar position for a more natural posture and enhanced rider comfort.
Advanced fuel injection
The engine breathes through a 44 mm Mikuni® throttle body fed by a high-pressure electric pump to ensure optimum fuel atomization and power for a wide range of riding conditions. The ultra-compact throttle body also saves weight and improves mass-centralization.
New compact lightweight clutch
The all-new clutch design replaces the coil springs of the previous model with a new disc spring and integrates primary gear and basket into a single steel unit. The result is a more compact, lightweight and durable assembly which yields smoother engagement and excellent feel. A new clutch cover employs a stylish geometric design that helps minimize scratching and lends a premium look.
New five-speed transmission
All new tri-shaft transmission layout vertically stacks the transmission shafts, raising the center shaft and forming a triangle between the crank, drive shaft and main shaft for a lighter, more compact transmission.
New air intake
Optimized intake path draws air from under the side covers and seat allowing for a lighter, slimmer and more compact shroud area. This redesign allows the airbox cover to be lower and more narrow and radiator shrouds to be slimmer.
Electric sarter system
The YZ450F features a compact electric starter system to minimize restart delays on track and add convenience everywhere else. Powered by a high-capacity and ultra-lightweight four-cell lithium-ion battery, the system adds minimal weight.
Revised Class-Leading Suspension
High-spec fully adjustable Speed Sensitive System KYB® coil spring-type fork provides exceptional bump absorption. The linkage-type rear suspension features a KYB® shock with damping characteristics to match the new YZ450F's chassis. Newly revised internal valving works in combination with the new frame and body to improve traction and increase cornering performance. Additionally, the front fork now features a new hand operated compression damping adjuster for simple, toolless adjustments.
Strong, lightweight wheels
Careful computer-aided design of each wheel’s cross-sectional profile shaves weight without sacrificing durability. The YZ450F's rear wheel comes laced with a three-cross-spoke pattern for improved impact absorption and rider feel.
Triple clamp with adjustable handlebar mounts
The top triple clamp design balances rigidity for improved steering feel while the four-position adjustable handlebar clamp is rubber-mounted for comfort, reduced handlebar vibration and easily tunable bar position.
The YZ450F boasts a wide range of top-spec details including 1-1/20,32 cm aluminium tapered handlebars, new compact PVC handlebar pad, new lightweight throttle cable, wide footpegs with new lightweight aluminum alloy brackets, a quick-adjust clutch perch, stylish blue rims and a lightweight gold drive chain with new YZ450F-specific chain guide.
Rear brake feel is improved by reducing the rigidity of the brake hose, providing a wider range of control at the pedal.
Revised suspension with tool-less fork adjustment
The YZ450F's front fork now features a new hand operated compression clicker for simple, toolless adjustments. To match the new chassis, front fork and rear shock damping characteristics are tuned to optimize traction and bump absorption.