Yamaha is a Japanese manufacturer with a solid reputation in the industry for quality products. Although the company has been in trade since the 19th century, it began motorcycle production after WWII as an affordable means of transport for Japanese citizens. Since then, the Yamaha motorcycles division has expanded and encompasses a number of niches, from road bikes to motocross. The Yamaha YZ450F is a motocross bike originally released in 2003. Since then, it has enjoyed a number of upgrades and re-releases.
Yamaha YZ450F Power
A four-stroke racing bike, the YZ450F has a number of features. The 2006 to 2009 models run on a five-speed transmission, and feature a 449cc titanium five-valve engine. The 2010 to 2013 models have a rear slant titanium four-valve engine. Designed to be ridden off road and hard, it features a smooth suspension action. Its fuel capacity is 1.6 gallons, and it has a net weight of 111 kg. A 270mm front brake pad ensures you'll have excellent stopping power and control over the machine. A heat-resistant rear rotor serves to bolster the brakes' durability.
Yamaha YZ450 Materials
In order to keep the body of the bike lightweight, materials, such as aluminium, are utilised for the frame to ensure there is no unnecessary weight slowing you down. Rubber grips on the handlebars ensure you won't have a slippery grasp.
2018 Yamaha YZ450F
The 2018 model has some of the most advanced features yet, most notably an electric starter. The electric start replaces the traditional kickstarter, and is not only lightweight, but functions well in both hot and cold weather. The simple push-button start makes it incredibly easy to use and minimises any chances of error when racing. Power tuning can be carried out through a smartphone app, and can be configured to notify you when oil changes are necessary.
Yamaha Motocross Clothing
You'll need appropriate clothing to wear when riding your YZ450F. Yamaha motocross and off-road clothing combines high-visibility colours, protective fabrics and style. Gloves are always an essential and off-road riding gloves often feature Velcro straps for ease getting them on and off, and adjustability. Double reinforcing in thumbs and fingers make sure your digits are protected.