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FAST FACTS ABOUT THE 2017 YFZ450R

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April 20, 2017
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Yamaha’s YFZ450R has been a major player in the off roading and racing scenes of ATV riding all around the world. This 50 inch wide racing inspired machine comes ready to shred the track right out of the crate with long travel KYB suspension and an electronically fuel injected engine that boasts a lot of power. The YFZ450R starts at $8,999 while the SE model starts at $9,299. Here are some things to know about Yamaha’s high-performance 450:

The body configuration allows more room for the racer to move around during the moto. The seat is narrow in the front, yet wide and padded in the rear to reduce fatigue
The body configuration allows more room for the racer to move around during the moto. The seat is narrow in the front, yet wide and padded in the rear to reduce fatigue
The YFZ450R incorporates Yamaha Fuel Injection for precise fuel delivery. With a big 42mm Mikuni® throttle body and 12-hole injector, this system provides exceptional atomization of the fuel for maximum power. The system also includes ISC (Idle Speed Control) for easy, reliable start-up and warming.
The YFZ450R incorporates Yamaha Fuel Injection for precise fuel delivery. With a big 42mm Mikuni® throttle body and 12-hole injector, this system provides exceptional atomization of the fuel for maximum power. The system also includes ISC (Idle Speed Control) for easy, reliable start-up and warming.
The Yamaha sports two headlights with high and low beams for night riding and racing.
The Yamaha sports two headlights with high and low beams for night riding and racing.
The frame is a combination of aluminum and steel for light weight. The frame member under the engine is steel, used for its combination of strength and low profile. This allows the engine to sit lower overall for excellent mass centralization for unmatched handling. The aluminum frame is bolted together, rather than welded, for maximum durability
The frame is a combination of aluminum and steel for light weight. The frame member under the engine is steel, used for its combination of strength and low profile. This allows the engine to sit lower overall for excellent mass centralization for unmatched handling. The aluminum frame is bolted together, rather than welded, for maximum durability

 

The front KYB® shocks are longer for increased stroke with superb bump absorption and excellent anti-bottoming characteristics, and they have Kashima™ coating for smooth operation. 9.8 inches of wheel travel means this racer is up to even the most challenging tracks
The front KYB® shocks are longer for increased stroke with superb bump absorption and excellent anti-bottoming characteristics, and they have Kashima™ coating for smooth operation. 9.8 inches of wheel travel means this racer is up to even the most challenging tracks
The new rear plastics of the YFZ are white while the seat and grab bar are blue.
The new rear plastics of the YFZ are white while the seat and grab bar are blue.

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