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All new WR450F announced

Yamaha’s WR450F continues to dominate the retail charts Down Under where it has earned the title of Australia’s favourite motorcycle since its release in 1998.

Development input by a range of Aussie enduro riders over the years is one reason the WR450F continues to outsell its competition. Continual updates based on the equally successful YZ450F MX weapon is another. And for 2021, the all new WR450F is fully reworked with technology that has been forged in the intense heat of MX competition. 

More power and sharper handling are the result. To create an enduro bike with the flexibility to tackle tough trails and win races, the YZ platform has been extensively tested and tuned with enduro specific settings. 

Using the 2020 model YZ450F as a starting point, our experienced development team - including Kiwi race team manager and Yamaha legend Josh Coppins - came up with an enduro weapon that turns, stops and goes better than ever before. The 2021 WR450F produces bulk power but transmits that power to the ground in a more controllable manner with additional traction at both wheels.

Sporting a new aluminium bilateral beam frame, the WR450F feels lighter, is easier to turn in tight situations and has improved stability both in the bumps and in the air. Progressive, smooth KYB suspension continues to absorb big impacts and the braking performance is now improved.

2021 WR450F is designed to appeal to those born to ride – from professional enduro riders to super capable trail riders. The new model comes in the new Team Yamaha Blue colour scheme that echoes its YZ and FX cousins in the VictorYZone.

Pricing is set at $15,499 inc GST ride away including 12 months registration, with availability due for December 2020.

*Pricing quoted is correct at time of publication on 4 Sept 2020.


Hot new 2021 colour
Both WR450F and WR250F feature the new-look Team Yamaha Blue colour scheme and graphics that feature in other models in the 2021 VictorYZone range. MY21 WR250F is unchanged from MY20 apart from the new colour and graphics.

2021 WR450F design goals
• Lighter balance with added manoeuvrability
• Easier cornering in tight situations
• Improved front end traction – initial turn-in and line maintenance mid-corner
• Stronger, more progressive braking
• Added stability both in bumps and in the air
• Progressive, smooth suspension action with ability to absorb big impacts
• Easier to control, progressive power
• Strong and longer pulling power while maintaining traction

2021 WR450F features and benefits
• New YZ450F based, forward-positioned, straight intake, rearward-inclined cylinder and rear exhaust port engine format for powerful output
• Smartphone tuning
• Bar-mounted engine map switch
• Lightweight electric starter motor
• Tool-free airbox access
• Tougher five speed gearbox with model-specific clutch featuring heat-resistant friction plates 
• New controlled fill aluminium bilateral beam frame tuned for enduro
• Industry leading KYB speed sensitive forks and shock absorber tuned for enduro
• Lighter, more powerful brakes
• New compact instrument display with fuel consumption indicator
• New lighter footpegs
• Lighter and stronger front axle shaft, top triple clamp, handlebar clamps – from YZ450F
• Large plastic engine guard
• Large capacity radiator and cooling fan
• 18 in rear wheel designed for excellent performance in enduro riding and wide tyre choice
• Four-position adjustable handlebars
• Sealed chain
• 7.9-litre plastic fuel tank and compact fuel pump
• Forged aluminium kickstand sits close to the bike
• Meets global emissions standards
• Sold fully ADR compliant and road legal in AUS and comes with free off-road kit for closed course competition use

Australian off-road kit
All WR450Fs come with full ADR compliance and so can be road registered to ride in Australian state forests where permitted. Each bike also comes with a free off-road kit for closed course competition use which includes:
• Lightweight LED tail light/and licence plate holder
• High quality braided steel front brake line
• Competition larger diameter GYTR exhaust muffler outlet
• Full power/full movement throttle stopper screw
• YZ air filter holder guide
• Brake snake rear foot brake protection
• Wiring connector for rear brake light
• Barkbuster handguard set
• Front and rear brake line Banjo bolts
• Tail light undercover
• Original side stand bolt
• Original engine stop switch
• Original engine start switch
• Communication Control Unit
• CCU map switch
• 5 x 100mm zip ties for speedo sensor line attachment to brake line

Full range of accessories available
A wide range of GYTR accessories has been designed in conjunction with the factory for ultimate fit and performance. Over 80 items are available to increase the winning potential of the 2021 WR450F. Australia’s premier Active8 enduro team uses and recommends GYTR parts and Yamalube lubricants.

Enduro riding gear
Yamaha has developed range of race inspired blue/black/green technical riding gear including jersey, pants, gloves, bodywarmer, enduro gloves, enduro riding jacket, cap and body armour for both adults and kids. All available online or via your local dealer.

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine type Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve
Displacement 450cc
Bore x stroke

97.0 × 60.8

Compression ratio 13.0 : 1
Fuel delivery  Fuel Injection
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant mesh 5-speed 
 Final Transmission Chain
Frame Aluminium bilateral beam
Front suspension
Telescopic fork
Rear suspension Adjustable link-type
Front brake Hydraulic single disc,
270 mm
Rear brake

Hydraulic single disc,
245 mm

Front tyre 90/90-21 Metzeler Six Days Extreme
Rear tyre 130/90-18 Metzeler Six Days Extreme
Overall length 2175 mm
Overall width 825 mm
Overall height 1270 mm
Seat height 955 mm
Wheel base 1480 mm
 Ground Clearance 320 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 119 kg
Fuel tank capacity 7.9L
 Colour Team Yamaha Blue
Warranty Three months, parts only
Ride away price (includes freight, pre-delivery and all on road costs) $15,499 inc GST*
*Pricing quoted is correct at time of publication on 4 Sept 2020.