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Yamaha YFZ450

YAMAHA TOOK US TO OREGON DUNES

We had the chance to visit Winchester Bay in Oregon to get some seat time on the current Raptor and YFZ450R. Although nothing has really changed for 2022 compared to the 2021 models, Yamaha wanted us to get an experience that showcased the design of both machines. A place where sport quad power delivery and […]

YAMAHA YFZ WITH 160 HP

YAMAHA YFZ WITH 160 HP Modern 450 quads like Yamaha’s YFZ450  have such high-tech engines it’s hard to extract much more power than what they come with stock. David Armitage in Illinois found a way around that rule. However, you may say he cheated when he took out the single-cylinder 450cc engine. Instead, he installed […]

PROJECT YAMAHA YFZ450

PROJECT YAMAHA YFZ450 Blake is a Dirt Wheels reader who grew up near the Oregon Dunes. He still vividly remembers the first time he saw a chromed/polished/powder coated Yamaha Banshee there. He knew he had to have one of those custom 2-stroke screamers. Before reaching that goal however, his tastes began to change and he […]