Aussie Edition WR450F announced

In recognition of the WR450F’s importance to the Australian market, Yamaha has created a special limited edition version for 2021.

The unique Aussie Edition comes with striking blue graphics featuring a kangaroo motif and a range of Australian sourced accessories. This model is available in Australia only. 

Since its release in 1998, Yamaha’s WR450F has dominated the retail charts and earned the title of Australia’s favourite motorcycle – a fact that Yamaha Motor Corporation has both recognised and appreciated. With its winning combination of high performance, precise handling, bulletproof reliability and ADR compliance, the WR450F appeals to Australia’s large contingent of off-road riders. So much so that YMA sells more WR450Fs than any other territory in the world. 

“The retail success we have enjoyed with this model is down to a number of factors. First of all we have a big brown land covered in fast flowing trails that is perfectly suited to this model. Plus since its inception, both Aussies and Kiwis have been instrumental in the development of this model. So you can say that the WR450F is a machine created for our unique conditions,” explains Matthew Ferry, National Sales and Marketing Manager. “Now it is gratifying to see the factory recognise the importance of this model for our market with the release of the limited Aussie Edition,” he adds. 

The Aussie Edition model is based on the recently announced all new 2021 WR450F and will be strictly limited to 400 units. Each model is stamped with its own unique collector’s number. The look is pure antipodes with a kangaroo motif featuring in the embedded graphics as well as the custom anodised aluminium radiator guards and bashplate – developed locally by Force Accessories. Fellow Aussie firm Barkbusters supplies the handguards and an Akrapovic muffler is specified for this very special model.

Pricing is set at $17,099 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.


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 Aussie Edition Black
Warranty Three months, parts only
Ride away price (includes freight, pre-delivery and all on road costs) $17,099 inc GST*


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