YMA has released details of the stunning all new WR450F at the Australian MotoGP. The latest version of this sophisticated enduro racer benefits from the most advanced engine and chassis technology to be seen in its category.
The new model has been developed by Australian and NZ riders including former Grand Prix ace and Yamaha race team Manager Josh Coppins. Based on the latest YZ450F that dominated the world MXGP championship, the all-new WR450F utilises Yamaha’s innovative reverse cylinder head and rearwards slanting cylinder.
Having convincingly demonstrated its winning performance at the highest level, this industry-leading engine design gives the WR450F rider high levels of controllable and linear torque, while this design’s greater mass centralisation contributes towards the bike’s agile handling character.
By adopting the latest YZ-F derived engine layout together with the compact and light-handling YZ-F based chassis, the all-new WR450F delivers major improvements in terms of weight, power characteristics, agility and rideability.
Aimed at enduro racers, long distance rally riders and recreational riders, the new model WR450F looks set to build on its popularity down under where it has consistently been the top selling motorcycle. To underline the involvement that AUS/NZ has had with WR450F model development, Yamaha is offering a 60th Anniversary model to Oceania customers only.
2016 WR450F model overview
• All-new enduro model benefits from the latest Yamaha technologies
• Aggressive and modern YZ450F-inspired reverse fed design concept
• Compact, mass centralised design delivers light and agile handling feel
• Linear torque for easy to control engine performance
• Industry leading KYB suspension with enduro settings give stable and confident handling
• MXGP World Championship winning DNA
Developed for AUS/NZ, the WR450F has been a best seller since its inception in 1998. To celebrate YMA’s involvement with this iconic model, this 60th Anniversary Yellow model is offered for Oceania only. The WR450F is available in Racing Blue (right) at the same RRP as the 2015 WR450F at $12,999. And the unique to AUS/NZ market – is also available in 60th Anniversary Yellow at $13,199. Both colours will be available from Jan 2016 and customers are urged to place their orders at their local Yamaha dealer now to secure one of these desirable new models.