Featuring a "reversed" rear slanted engine design for mass centralization, minimal bodywork and a proven KYB "SSS" suspension system, the YZ450F offers class leading power in a 250 sized chassis. For 2016 the engine has been revised, we have added launch control for faster starts and added a larger front disc into the mix. The 2016 YZ450F balances the 3 essential elements of an ultimate motocrosser: easy cornering, lightweight & compactness and a deep, useable power band.
Power: We have revised the "reversed" liquid-cooled, 450cc, DOHC, 4-valve (titanium), single to offer even more mid to high rpm power, improved the shifting and tweaked the clutch and transmission. This revolutionary engine design has been tuned for excellent "ride-ability and controllability" and delivers a broad, deep power band.
Frame, suspension & brakes: The compact "Bilateral Beam" aluminum frame centralizes mass for exceptional handling. We have increased the size of the frame spars in the swingram pivot area, revised the upper & lower triple clamps and adjusted suspension settings to match these changes. Despite plenty of focus on the "go" side, we also increased the size of the front disc to offer lots of strong stopping power too.