A combination of linear and tractable power, pinpoint handling, clockwork reliability and the ability to be road registered in many territories has led WR450F to become a firm favourite with fast trail riders and racers alike. In Australia for example, the versatile WR450F has dominated the retail charts by selling more than any other model and in the process has introduced many enduro riders to the victorYZone over the last two decades.
Like the original 1999 WR450F, the new 2019 model is heavily based on the successful YZ450F platform – an apex predator motocross bike that blends mind bending power with total control.
2019 WR450F Specifications
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve Displacement 450 cm³ Bore x stroke 97.0 mm x 60.9mm Compression ratio 12.8 : 1 Lubrication system Wet sump Clutch type Wet, Multiple Disc Ignition system TCI Starter system Electric Transmission system Constant mesh 5-speed Frame Semi double cradle Caster angle 27º Trail 116 mm Front suspension Telescopic forks Rear suspension Swingarm - link type suspension Front brake Hydraulic single disc Rear brake Hydraulic single disc Front tyre 90/90-21 54M (tube type) Rear tyre 130/90-18 65M (tube type) Overall length 2175 mm Overall width 825 mm Overall height 1270 mm Seat height 955 mm Wheel base 1480 mm Min ground clearance 320 mm Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 119 kg Fuel tank capacity 7.9 L Oil tank capacity 0.90 L Colour Team Yamaha Blue and White Warranty Three months, parts only RRP $13,299 Availability March 2019