A large 270mm front brake disc and 240mm rear are coupled with high performance Nissin caliper and aggressive pad material to provide exceptional stopping power and control.
The new 2024 WR450F's advanced four-stroke engine has been completely redesigned to be lighter, more compact, higher revving and more powerful across the entire rev range. Among the changes are new exhaust and intake port shapes, larger diameter titanium intake valves, new piston, cylinder, crankshaft and balancer assembly, and a switch from wet sump to dry sump lubrication. Additionally, ECU settings are tailored to suit the specific needs of trail riding and enduro competition.
WR450F's front fork now features a new hand operated compression clicker for simple, toolless adjustments. Front fork and rear shock settings are optimised for enduro competition. A 10mm lower seat height than the YZ450F provides a lower centre of gravity for improved low-speed manoeuvrability.
A completely redesigned aluminium bilateral beam frame is 15mm lower at the headtube and has WR450F-specific engine mounts to produce the right combination of strength and flex for the perfect balance of straight-line stability and cornering performance. The result is a better handling machine with lighter feel, more agility and increased traction, allowing the rider to tackle tight, technical trails with greater confidence.
The WR450F features a compact electric starter system to minimise restart delays in competition and add convenience everywhere else. Powered by a high-capacity and lightweight four-cell lithium-ion battery, the system adds consistent performance and minimal weight.
The free-of-charge Yamaha Power Tuner App brings the power of the GYTR® Power Tuner to an iOS® or Android® device, allowing owners to adjust air/fuel mixture and ignition timing, log race set-up information, and monitor a range of data such as maintenance and system diagnosis, engine run time, and more. The newest version of the app has been revised to be more user-friendly, with new features include an intuitive Simple Tuning slide bar for engine mapping, Traction Control tuning, lap timer, and helpful engine and suspension tuning guides.
New, lightweight handlebar-mounted switchgear allows the rider to quickly select between preloaded engine maps—loaded and configured in the Power Tuner App—to adjust for changing riding conditions. Map 1 provides more responsive, quicker revving engine characteristics while Map 2 provides smoother response and slower revving characteristics for when traction is limited.
The industry-leading, fully adjustable KYB® coil spring-type fork with speed-sensitive damping provides exceptional balance between handling and bump absorption, and now features a new hand operated compression clicker for toolless adjustments. The linkage type rear suspension uses a KYB® shock with specially-tuned damping characteristics to match the WR450F chassis. New settings also result in a 10mm lower seat height than YZ450F and lower centre of gravity for improved cornering performance and rider comfort in technical sections.
WR450F features enduro-developed components including 7.4 litre fuel capacity with fuel, multi-function meter with fuel and engine warning lights, 18-inch rear wheel, composite engine guard, sealed O-ring chain and a folding aluminium kickstand. The Australian delivered model comes fully ADR compliant with indicators, rear view mirrors, handguards and more.
All new tri-shaft transmission layout vertically stacks the transmission shafts, raising the center shaft and forming a triangle between the crank, drive shaft and main shaft for a lighter, more compact transmission. Gear ratios are optimised for enduro conditions.
A new slimmer, flatter and more compact body eases rider movement for improved control, including more seamless, rounded seat edges, revised side covers and narrower front shrouds. The rider triangle is also improved with increased legroom between the seat and footpegs for enhanced rider comfort.