2022 Yamaha YZ450F Guide

2022 Yamaha YZ450F

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Introducing the new 2022 Yamaha YZ450F…

Featuring a powerful engine and the smartphone Power Tuner app to dial in the bike’s settings to your style and conditions, the 2022 YZ450FX is power – tuned to perfection. Developed from the YZ450F motocross model, the YZ450FX includes added features and unique settings that make it the ultimate woods racer.

With its ultra-compact layout, outstanding power and agile cornering, the YZ450F delivers the technology and performance needed to take you to the victorYZone. Making this bike the clear choice for every racer who wants to discover their true winning potential.

Tune in to victory.

Its reverse head engine and rearward-slanted cylinder deliver optimum intake efficiency for phenomenal performance – and for 2022 the YZ450F comes with class-leading suspension featuring revised low speed damping settings for even better handling, as well as a lighter rear hub and new chain that reduce unsprung weight.

The ultra-compact layout of the reverse head engine keeps chassis dimensions to a minimum – and its mass centralised design makes this a sharp looking bike that turns, brakes and jumps like nothing else. While the Power Tuner app enables you to gain a real advantage by tuning your engine character for total control in varying conditions. Finished in Icon Blue duo-tone colours with new in-mould graphics, the YZ450F is ready to tune in to victory.

For the new 2022 YZ450F, Yamaha builds on the already class-leading performance of its flagship motocross machine by reducing unsprung weight through the adoption of a lighter rear wheel assembly and drive train parts, contributing to more responsive handling. With the YZ450F’s traditional strong points of exceptional power delivery, class-defining suspension performance and trademark solid and precise handling character all either carried over or improved, the result is a bike now even better equipped to dominate the competition.

Updates for 2022 begin with a new, redesigned rear wheel hub. The cast aluminum hub has been engineered to be thinner and lighter while maintaining strength. It combines with a redesigned lightweight rear sprocket and new lightweight drive chain to reduce unsprung weight and driveline inertia. The YZ450F also receives the newly introduced three-cross spoke pattern on the rear wheel for improved impact absorption and overall feel.

New, revised suspension settings take full advantage of the lightened rear wheel assembly, increasing stability on corner entry/exit, improving bump reaction and further enhancing best-in-class suspension performance. The YZ450F’s advanced, fully adjustable KYB® coil spring-type fork with speed-sensitive damping and linkage-type KYB® shock also add to its impeccable handling character. Finally, a sharp new Yamaha Blue and dark blue graphics scheme adds a modern, aggressive style and features premium embedded graphics for excellent durability and scratch resistance.

Other features including the compact, powerful liquid-cooled 450cc four-stroke engine, finely tuned lightweight aluminum bilateral beam frame and high performance braking system all carry over from the class-leading 2021 YZ450F. Along with a host of advanced technical features including Yamaha’s revolutionary and free-of-charge Power Tuner App with convenient handlebar-mounted dual-mode engine map switch for selecting between customizable ECU maps, Yamaha’s innovative Launch Control System for flawless race starts and a convenient push-button electric starter system with high-capacity ultra-light lithium-ion battery, the new YZ450F continues as the most complete, most well-balanced, most capable bike in the 450 class.





2022 Yamaha YZ450F Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • The Ultimate Open Class YZ
    With the best power delivery and suspension performance in the class, the 2022 YZ450F is built to win races. With a compact, powerful engine, thoroughly refined chassis and commanding ergonomics, the YZ450F gives the rider the ability to perform at their best, lap after lap.
  • Compact and Cutting-Edge Fuel-Injected Engine
    Inside the ultra-compact four-stroke powerplant, a high-compression cylinder head, forged piston, aggressive cam profiles and much more work together to give YZ450F riders the best balance of open-class power and controllability.
  • Innovative Yamaha Power Tuner App
    Yamaha’s industry-leading Power Tuner app puts the flexibility and precision tunability of the GYTR® Power Tuner into your smartphone. Make fueling and ignition timing changes instantly and upload them to the bike for ultimate track-side tuning. Best of all, it’s free-of-charge.
  • Advanced Bilateral Aluminum Frame
    The YZ450F’s lightweight aluminum bilateral beam frame is key to the intuitive handling character. Every aspect has been carefully designed to optimize overall rigidity balance for excellent handling, especially in fast, bumpy conditions.
  • Class-Leading Suspension
    Yamaha’s spring-type KYB® forks with refined, speed-sensitive damping and linkage-type rear suspension featuring a KYB® shock endow the YZ450F with its renowned, class-defining suspension performance straight out of the box.
  • Optimized Suspension Tuning
    The front and rear damping, tuned in concert with the chassis, improve cornering performance, traction and bump absorption. With smoother chassis movement, the rider can make the most of the engine’s exceptional power with greater confidence.
  • High Performance Braking System
    The rigid front caliper and compact rear caliper work with aggressive pad compound and increased rotor contact area to boost brake feel and control, while the 240mm rear brake rotor dissipates heat more efficiently for more consistent performance under racing conditions.
  • Smoother Shifting Transmission
    Optimized gear widths and shapes improve shifting feel and precision under even the most extreme riding conditions, without sacrificing Yamaha’s legendary reliability.


NEW FOR 2022

  • Reduced Unsprung Weight
    New lightweight rear hub, rear sprocket and drive chain reduce unsprung weight and driveline inertia, contributing to more agile handling.
  • Three-Cross-Spoke Pattern Wheel
    A first on a Yamaha off-road competition model, the new three-cross-spoke pattern on the rear wheel further improves impact absorption and overall feel.
  • New Suspension Settings
    The YZ450F’s already renowned suspension performance is further improved with revised settings designed to take full advantage of the lightened rear wheel assembly. The result: increased stability on corner entry/exit and improved bump reaction.
  • Sharp New Graphics Scheme
    New graphics scheme highlights the YZ’s unmatched racing pedigree. Premium Yamaha Blue and dark blue graphics are embedded to provide excellent durability and scratch resistance. New blacked-out radiator louvers add to the aggressive look.


Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, is proud to introduce the new 2022 lineup of advanced, industry-leading four-stroke motocross and cross country motorcycles—bikes designed to offer cutting-edge performance for the highest levels of competition, along with the type of refinement and rideability that brings out the best in every rider. Highlights for 2022 include exciting updates to the class-defining YZ250F and YZ450F competition motocross models and a wide range of improvements to the highly capable YZ250FX cross country model.

For the YZ250FX, improved engine performance, new optimized fuel injection maps, frame and chassis refinements, and updated brake components all add to the dynamic abilities of the ultimate 250-class cross country racer. For the YZ250F and YZ450F, targeted reductions in unsprung weight aim to further enhance the motocross models’ already celebrated handling and suspension character. Across the board, Yamaha four-strokes offer an unmatched level of off-road performance and reliability.

“Yamaha has always been at the forefront of four-stroke off-road motorcycle design and we are thrilled to see that continue with the new 2022 lineup of high performance four-strokes,” said Derek Brooks, Yamaha Motorsports Motorcycle Product Line Manager. “Building on the race-proven success of the YZ450F and YZ250F, key improvements to the 2022 models look to raise that bar even higher. And on the cross country side, extensive changes to the already potent YZ250FX will position this model as a natural choice for riders looking to dominate XC2 competition.”

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Yamaha’s off-road competition bikes offer the very latest in technology with performance features designed to help racing enthusiasts reach their maximum potential, win races and stand on top of the podium.



2022 Yamaha YZ450F Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits



  • Compact Rearward-Slanted Cylinder Design
    Featuring a distinct rearward-slanted cylinder design, the YZ450F’s light, compact engine is ideally positioned within the frame for optimized weight distribution. Internally, steep valve angles allow for an even straighter down-draft intake port. More aggressive cam profiles and larger diameter exhaust header joint work together with a higher compression bridge-box-design piston, DLC-coated piston pin and longer connecting rod to churn out a broad, usable powerband, all thoughtfully packaged to provide an exceptional level of chassis balance and control.
  • Innovative Yamaha Power Tuner App
    The free-of-charge Yamaha Power Tuner app brings the power of the GYTR® Power Tuner to your iOS® or Android® device. Using wireless connectivity to talk to the bike’s onboard CAN-bus network, the app allows owners to adjust air/fuel mixture and ignition timing maps to tune engine performance for track conditions, record race log information and monitor a range of data such as maintenance and system diagnosis, engine run time and more.
  • Adjustable Fuel Mapping
    A handlebar-mounted map switch allows the rider to quickly select between preloaded engine maps—loaded and configured in the Power Tuner app—for on-the-fly adjustments to changing track and weather conditions.
  • Advanced Fuel Injection
    The engine breathes through a 44mm Mikuni® throttle body fed by a high-pressure electric pump to ensure optimum fuel atomization and power for a wide range of riding conditions. The ultra-compact throttle body also saves weight and improves mass-centralization.
  • Cooling System
    The YZ450F features radiators angled to optimize the incoming air stream for enhanced cooling, even under the most demanding race conditions. New blacked-out radiator louvers add an aggressive look.
  • Robust Transmission and Clutch
    Transmission gears use a wide surface area balanced against updated clutch components. The design boosts durability and improves feel with a shorter, more direct stroke when changing gears.
  • Wraparound Rear-Positioned Exhaust
    Yamaha’s innovative exhaust pipe design enhances mass centralization by moving the rear end of the exhaust pipe farther forward, enabling the muffler to be positioned closer to the machine’s center of mass. Thanks to a wider joint profile, power development is enhanced too.
  • Electric Starter System
    The YZ450F features a compact electric starter system to minimize restart delays on track and add convenience everywhere else. Powered by a high-capacity and ultra-lightweight four-cell lithium-ion battery, the system adds minimal weight.
  • Launch Control System (LCS)
    Innovative LCS optimizes engine output for quicker, smoother race starts every time, boosting controllability out of the gate and ensuring the best chance to grab the holeshot.



  • Advanced Bilateral Aluminum Frame
    An advanced aluminum bilateral beam frame features precisely tuned flex characteristics that give riders the ultimate combination of cornering performance, traction feel and bump stability. By tuning the rigidity balance of the chassis in concert with changes to the lateral beams, engine cradle tube thickness, engine mounting points and triple clamps, the 2022 YZ450F takes rider confidence to new levels.
  • Revised Class-Leading Suspension
    High-spec fully adjustable KYB® coil spring-type fork with speed sensitive damping provides exceptional balance between handling and bump absorption. The linkage-type rear suspension features a KYB® shock with damping characteristics to match the YZ450F’s race-tuned chassis. Newly revised settings take full advantage of the lightened rear wheel assembly to further improve performance.
  • High Performance Braking System
    A large 270mm front rotor is coupled with a rigid caliper and aggressive pad material for excellent braking performance and machine control. Out back, the rear system sheds weight with a compact caliper and 240mm rear rotor for better heat dissipation.
  • Compact Body and Seat Design
    The YZ450F features compact, stylish bodywork from tip to tail, including a narrow fuel tank specifically designed for motocross demands. The lower, forward-positioned handlebar and the firmer seat assist the rider in keeping their weight forward during aggressive riding.
  • Strong, Lightweight Wheels
    Careful computer-aided refinement of each wheel’s cross-sectional profile shaves valuable weight without sacrificing durability. In a first for Yamaha off-road competition models, the YZ450F’s rear wheel comes laced up with a new three-cross-spoke pattern for improved impact absorption and feel.



  • Triple Clamp with Adjustable Handlebar Mounts
    The top triple clamp design balances rigidity for improved steering feel while the four-position adjustable handlebar clamp is rubber-mounted for comfort, reduced handlebar vibration and easily tunable bar position.
  • Race-Winning Details
    The YZ450F boasts top-spec details including 1-1/8-inch aluminum tapered handlebars, wide foot pegs, a quick-adjust clutch perch, stylish blue rims and a lightweight gold drive chain.



  • The ultimate open-class YZ, the 2022 YZ450F is built to win races with the best power delivery and suspension performance in the class
    Featuring a distinct rearward-slanted cylinder design, the compact, torquey liquid-cooled 450cc four-stroke engine provides a broad, usable powerband and exceptional controllability
  • Industry-leading Yamaha Power Tuner app allows instant fueling and ignition timing changes on your smartphone for ultimate track-side tuning
  • Two-mode adjustable engine mapping allows rider to select between two tuneable engine maps at the push of a button
  • Aluminum bilateral beam frame is designed to optimize overall rigidity balance for excellent handling, especially in fast, bumpy conditions
  • The rigid front caliper, compact rear caliper work with aggressive pad compounds and increased rotor contact area to provide exceptional brake feel and control
  • New lightweight rear hub, rear sprocket and drive chain reduce unsprung weight, driveline inertia and contribute to more agile handling
  • Fully adjustable KYB® coil spring-type fork with speed-sensitive damping and linkage-type KYB® shock offer best-in-class suspension performance
  • Revised suspension settings take full advantage of the lightened rear wheel assembly to increase stability on corner entry/exit and improve bump reaction
  • New three-cross-spoke pattern on the rear wheel further improves impact absorption and overall feel
  • Innovative Launch Control System optimizes engine output for quicker, smoother race starts every time
  • Convenient push-button electric start provides effortless restarts
  • Lightweight aluminum tapered handlebar
  • Rubber-mounted four-position adjustable handlebar mounts reduce vibration
  • Compact bodywork including a narrow fuel tank and flat seat for better control
  • New premium Yamaha Blue and dark blue graphics scheme is embedded to provide excellent durability and scratch resistance
  • Race-developed Dunlop® Geomax MX33 tires

2022 Monster Energy® Yamaha Racing Edition YZ250F & YZ450F

Yamaha brings the factory ride look back for 2022 with the return of the Monster Energy® Yamaha Racing Edition YZ250F and Monster Energy® Yamaha Racing Edition YZ450F. With a sharp, race-team-inspired color and graphics package, riders can stand out from the crowd with the livery of Yamaha’s championship-winning Supercross and Motocross teams.





2022 Yamaha YZ450F – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9599 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $11399 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 8199 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 450cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 titanium
Bore x Stroke 97.0mm × 60.8mm
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Fuel Delivery Mikuni® fuel injection, 44mm
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front KYB® spring-type fork with speed sensitive
damping; fully adjustable, 12.2-in travel
Suspension / Rear KYB® single shock; fully adjustable, 12.5-in
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 270mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 240mm
Tires / Front 80/100-21 Dunlop® Geomax MX33F
Tires / Rear 120/80-19 Dunlop® Geomax MX33
L x W x H 86.0 in x 32.5 in x 50.6 in
Seat Height 38.0 in
Wheelbase 58.5 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 26.9°
Trail 4.7 in
Maximum Ground
13.0 in
Fuel Capacity 1.6 gal
Wet Weight 245 lb
Warranty 30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Team Yamaha Blue

*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as
applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.



2022 Yamaha YZ450F – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve (titanium), single
BORE AND STROKE 97 x 60.8 mm
FUEL DELIVERY Mikuni 44 mm throttle body F.I.
TRANSMISSION Constant mesh, 5-speed

SUSPENSION (FRONT) Fully adjustable 48 mm inverted KYB fork / 310 mm (12.2 in.) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Fully adjustable linkage-type / 318 mm (12.5 in.) wheel travel
BRAKES (FRONT) 270 mm, floating disc / twin-piston caliper
BRAKES (REAR) 240 mm, disc / single-piston caliper
TIRES (FRONT) 80/100-21
TIRES (REAR) 120/90-18

LENGTH 2,175 mm (85.6 in.)
WIDTH 825 mm (32.5 in.)
HEIGHT 1,280 mm (50.4 in.)
WHEELBASE 1,480 mm (58.3 in.)
GROUND CLEARANCE 320 mm (12.6 in.)
SEAT HEIGHT 955 mm (37.6 in.)
FUEL CAPACITY 8.2 litres (1.8 Imp. gal.)
WET WEIGHT 115.2 kg (254 lb)
COLOUR(S) Yamaha Racing Blue



2022 Yamaha YZ450F – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine type Liquid-cooled;Rear ward slanting single cylinder;4-
Displacement 450cc
Bore x stroke 97.0 × 60.8 mm
Compression ratio 13,0 : 1
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch type Wet;Multiple Disc
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system 5-speed;Constant Mesh
Final transmission Chain
Fuel system Fuel Injection
Frame Semi double cradle
Caster angle 26° 55′
Trail 120 mm
Front suspension system Upside-down telescopic fork
Rear suspension system Swingarm;(link suspension)
Front travel 310 mm
Rear travel 317 mm
Front brake Hydraulic Single Disc, Ø270 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic Single Disc, Ø240 mm
Front tyre 80/100-21 51M Tube type
Rear tyre 120/80-19 63M Tube type
Overall length 2185 mm
Overall width 825 mm
Overall height 1285 mm
Seat height 965 mm
Wheel base 1485 mm
Minimum ground clearance 330 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 111 kg
Fuel tank capacity 6.2 L
Oil tank capacity 0.9 L



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