2023 Yamaha WR450F Guide

2023 Yamaha WR450F

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2023 Yamaha WR450F: VICTORY: BORN TO RIDE.

Introducing the new 2023 Yamaha WR450F…

Featuring a powerful, user‑friendly engine along with industry‑leading suspension and chassis, the WR450F offers high performance for aggressive enduro riding.

Based on the current YZ450F and forged in the searing heat of MX competition, the 2023 WR450F is tuned with enduro specific settings for controllable power and sharp handling in a wide range of off-road conditions. With specific features such as lights, multifunction display, sidestand and 18in rear wheel- there isn’t anything that the WR450F shies away from!

WR450F
The WR450F is the fastest and most agile large capacity enduro bike ever produced by Yamaha. Using the highly advanced engine and chassis technology from the latest YZ450F motocross bike – and equipped with specially developed enduro settings – this proven winner is born to ride.

Yamaha’s engineers have taken the compact and lightweight engine from the YZ450F and developed an enduro-specific powerplant for the latest WR450F. Its ‘made-to-measure’ ECU as well as a high-compression cylinder head and a specially designed heavy-duty transmission are ready to deliver winning performance. And the best-in-class suspension and the lightweight aluminium beam frame with a finely-tuned rigidity balance give you easy manoeuvrability and accurate surface feedback.

Yamaha’s digital Power Tuner and handlebar-mounted engine mode switch put you in total control when track conditions change – and the compact multi-function display gives you all the information you need to keep ahead. Finished in a dynamic Icon Blue with in-mould graphics, the mighty WR450F is ready for any battle.

The enduro world is evolving. And to make it to the podium you need a special kind of dirt bike that combines the hard-hitting performance of a motocross machine with all-day useability and precise control. Developed from the high-tech YZ450F, the latest WR450F is built to deliver, and ready to win.

 

 

 

2023 Yamaha WR450F Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Compact, light and powerful 450cc engine
  • High efficiency cylinder head and lightweight piston
  • Lightweight aluminium beam frame
  • Industry-leading suspension
  • Yamaha Power Tuner for easy smartphone tuning
  • Handlebar-mounted adjustable mapping switch
  • Strong stopping power
  • Compact multi-function display
  • High-efficiency angled radiators
  • Tough wide ratio 5-speed transmission
  • Dynamic Icon Blue colour
  • Compact electric starter
  • Compact Cylinder Head
    The WR450F features aggressive cam profiles, a high compression piston with low friction rings, long connection rod, large exhaust head pipe connector, a high-flow air filter, efficient breather system and a compact, lightweight magnesium valve cover.
  • Bilateral Beam Frame
    The WR450F aluminum frame features flex characteristics that give riders the ultimate combination of precise cornering performance, traction and bump stability. The rigidity balance of the chassis, as well as engine mounts, top triple clamp and front axle increases rider confidence.
  • Suspension Tuning
    The 2023 WR450F features industry leading KYB™ suspension tuned in concert with the chassis to produce excellent cornering performance, traction and bump absorption. With smooth chassis movement, the rider is able to make the most of the engine’s exceptional power with confidence.
  • Braking System
    A rigid front caliper with large pad surface area aids feel and controllability. The front brake rotor dissipates heat efficiently for consistent performance under racing conditions.
  • Multi-Function Enduro Meter
    The compact meter has a high-contrast liquid crystal display with a fuel consumption indicator. The meter features two modes: Standard and Race. Standard mode displays the speedometer, two trips meters and clock functions while Race mode features average speed, timer and trip functionality along with low fuel and engine warning lights.
  • Next-Gen Enduro Racer Based on Flagship YZ450F™
    The WR450F™ builds on Yamaha’s exceptional motocross race platform with added features and unique settings designed to optimize the WR for enduro riding.
  • Potent Electric Start Engine
    A combustion chamber geometry with steep valve angles, aggressive cam profiles, a high compression piston with low friction rings, long connection rod, large exhaust head pipe connector, high-flow air filter and efficient breather system work together to give WR450F riders a broad spread of useable thrust with expanded high-rpm power. All available with the convenient push-button starting that features a compact starter motor.
  • Advanced Frame
    Yamaha’s aluminum frame features flex characteristics giving riders the ultimate combination of precise cornering performance, traction and bump stability. The frame is derived from the YZ450F to centralize mass and provide an ideal balance between cornering feel and straight-line confidence. The rigidity balance of the chassis is specifically tuned for enduro riding.
  • Class-Leading Suspension
    The Yamaha WR450F uses KYB® spring-type forks with industry-leading functionality and easy tuneability for a wide range of conditions.
  • EPA-Compliant Emissions
    Thanks to carefully balanced ECU tuning and the Forestry Service-complaint spark arrestor-type muffler, the WR450F is ready to go where you want, when you want.

 

 

 

 

2023 Yamaha WR450F Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE

  • Cylinder Design
    The WR450F’s rear exhaust and forward-mounted intake system features a cylinder head design that works with the frame geometry for optimized weight distribution. The engine features a straight intake tract, aggressive cam profiles, high-compression “box bridge” piston design with DLC-coated piston pin and more.
  • Enduro Engine Tuning
    WR450F-specfic ignition and fuel injection maps are optimized for enduro riding and racing for exceptionally smooth, controllable midrange and extended pulling power in the top-end.
  • Unique Intake and Exhaust Systems
    The WR450F features an air filter that works in conjunction with the tuned intake tract length and a WR-specific muffler to boost the linear feeling of traction and drive. Not only is the WR450F muffler completely mechanical—eliminating the need to repack—it integrates a U.S. Forestry Service-compliant spark arrestor too.
  • High-Capacity Radiator and Fan
    The WR450F uses a large radiator with excellent cooling capacity shared with the YZ450F motocrosser, complete with a cooling fan for consistent performance during the toughest enduro rides.
  • Electric Starter System
    The WR450F features a compact electric starter system to simplify restarts on the trail and add convenience everywhere else.
  • 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 elevations and conditions.
  • Robust Transmission and Clutch
    The WR450F’s wide-ratio 5-speed transmission provides the optimized gear for tight technical terrain, as well as wide open fire roads. The transmission gears use a wide surface area that is balanced against updated clutch components.

 

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION

  • YZ450F-Derived Bilateral Beam Frame
    Yamaha’s refined aluminum frame provides high performance on technical, aggressive terrain sections and comfort for those long days in the saddle, with frame spars and engine mounts developed alongside the YZ450FX cross country racer to centralize mass for the best possible balance of bump absorption, stiffness and rider feel.
  • Compact Body and Seat Design
    The WR450F features stylish bodywork from tip to tail, including a large 2.15 gallon, mass-centralized fuel tank. The body design is narrow for more comfortable knee grip and control, while the seat gives the rider additional room to move. Even the rear fender is designed for added rigidity to make moving the machine easier.
  • Class-Leading Suspension
    The WR450F’s industry-leading, fully adjustable KYB® coil spring-type fork with speed sensitive damping provides exceptional balance between handling and bump absorption, with mid-speed valving tuned for improved feel at slower fork speeds.
  • 270mm Front Brake
    The large 270mm front disc brake coupled with aggressive pad material offers outstanding braking performance and machine control with exceptional stopping power.
  • Cross Country Wheels and Tires
    The WR450F features an 18-inch rear wheel to help prevent pinch flats and provide additional comfort across rough, broken terrain.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Enduro-Ready Detailing
    The WR450F includes a range of enduro-specific upgrades compared to the YZ450F motocrosser, including a wide, full-coverage composite engine guard, 18-inch rear wheel, large 2.15-gallon fuel tank, radiator fan, sealed O-ring chain, fuel level and engine warning lights, steel rear sprocket, and a high-mounted folding aluminum kickstand.
  • Multi-Function Enduro Meter
    The compact meter has a high-contrast liquid crystal display with a fuel consumption indicator. The meter features two modes: Standard and Race. Standard mode displays the speedometer, two trips meters and clock functions while Race mode features average speed, timer and trip functionality along with low fuel and engine warning lights.
  • Compact Headlight Unit
    The WR450F’s headlight fairing and compact taillight unit centralize mass and improve the racy, agile styling of the machine.
  • Embedded Graphics
    Yamaha’s unique embedded graphics are built into the bodywork for extended durability, resisting both peeling and damage.

 

 

 

 

2023 Yamaha WR450F – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $11999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £8600 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 450cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 97.0mm × 60.8mm
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Fuel Delivery Mikuni® fuel injection, 44mm
Transmission Wide-ratio 5-speed; wet multiplate clutch
Final Drive O-ring chain
Suspension / Front KYB® Speed-Sensitive System inverted fork;
fully adjustable, 12.2-in travel
Suspension / Rear KYB® single shock; fully adjustable, 12.5-in
travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic single disc brake, 270mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic single disc brake, 245mm
Tires / Front 80/100-21 Dunlop® MX33
Tires / Rear 120/90-18 Dunlop® MX33
L x W x H 85.6 in x 32.5 in x 50.0 in
Seat Height 37.6 in
Wheelbase 58.3 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 27.0°
Trail 4.6 in
Maximum Ground
Clearance
12.6 in
Fuel Capacity 2.15 gal
Wet Weight 262 lb
Warranty 30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Team Yamaha Blue

 

 

 

2023 Yamaha WR450F – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE

ENGINE liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve (titanium), single
DISPLACEMENT 450 cc
BORE AND STROKE 97 x 60.8 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 12.8:1
FUEL DELIVERY Keihin 44 mm throttle body F.I.
LUBRICATION Wet sump
IGNITION / STARTING TCI / Electric
TRANSMISSION Constant mesh, 5-speed
FINAL DRIVE Chain

 

CHASSIS

SUSPENSION (FRONT) Fully adj. 48 mm inverted fork / 310 mm (12.2″) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Fully adj. Link Monocross / 317 mm (12.5″) wheel travel
BRAKES (FRONT) 270 mm floating disc / twin-piston caliper
BRAKES (REAR) 245 mm disc / single-piston caliper
TIRES (FRONT) 80/100-21
TIRES (REAR) 120/90-18

 

CRITICAL DATA

LENGTH 2,175 mm (85.6″)
WIDTH 825 mm (32.5″)
HEIGHT 1,270 mm (50.0″)
WHEELBASE 1,480 mm (58.3″)
GROUND CLEARANCE 320 mm (12.6″)
SEAT HEIGHT 955 mm (37.6″)
FUEL CAPACITY 7.9 litres (1.7 Imp. gal.)
WET WEIGHT 120 kg (265 lbs)
COLOUR(S) Yamaha Racing Blue

 

 

 

2023 Yamaha WR450F – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine
Engine type 4-valves;4-stroke;Liquid-cooled;DOHC;Single cylinder
Displacement 450cc
Bore x stroke 97.0 × 60.8mm
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
Chassis
Frame Aluminium Bilateral Beam
Caster angle 27º10
Trail 116mm
Front suspension system KYB® fork, fully adjustable inverted twin chamber with
speed sensitive travel
Rear suspension system (Link type suspension);Swingarm
Front travel 310mm
Rear travel 317mm
Front brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 270mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245mm
Front tyre 90/90-21 54R Tube type
Rear tyre 140/80-18 70R Tube type
Dimensions
Overall length 2175mm
Overall width 825 mm
Overall height 1.270 mm
Seat height 955mm
Wheel base 1.480mm
Minimum ground clearance 320 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 119 kg
Fuel tank capacity 7.9 L
Oil tank capacity 0.9 L

 

 

 

 

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