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2022 YAMAHA YZ450F: FULL TEST

Perception and reality have a love/hate relationship where the Yamaha YZ450F is concerned. Everyone claims to know that pro racing results aren’t the best criteria for picking your next motorcycle. But, pundits, posters and influencers take their toll. If you follow racing news and social media, you would think that the 2020 Yamaha YZ450F was […]

2021 YAMAHA YZ450F: FULL TEST

If ever there was proof that pro-racing results don’t matter in the real world, the Yamaha YZ450F is it. It continues to be one of the best-selling motocross bikes in America. It continues to be wildly successful in the hands of local riders. It continues to be reliable, accessible and effective in the hands of […]

2021 YAMAHA YZ450F, FIRST RIDE VIDEO

The 2021 Yamaha YZ450F is officially here and we had the opportunity to ride at at Glen Helen Raceway earlier in the week. This bike now enters its fourth year after the compete and total makeover it received in 2018. That was when it got a new frame, new bodywork and a redesigned motor with […]

TORC 1 YAMAHA YZ450F MOTOCROSS REBUILD: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

On this week’s 4-Stroke Project Bike Spotlight we give you the first look at our Torc-1 Yamaha YZ450F build. Products from Wrench Rabbit and Torc-1 are featured in 4-Stroke Hardware. Thumper Theater is all about 450cc machine this week and includes our 2019 MX Shootout. You don’t want to mis that! Suzuki fans we have […]

2020 YAMAHA YZ450F: THE ’20S VIDEO SERIES

The 2020 Yamaha YZ450F may look the same but received many updates that can be seen upon further inspection. We give you that closer look on this episode of “The ’20s” video series. Dirt Bike Magazine was invited to Milestone MX Park in Southern California to test out the new 2020 Yamaha model. This bike […]

2020 YAMAHA YZ450F: RAW VIDEO

Dirt Bike Magazine went out to Milestone MX Park in Riverside California for the 2020 Yamaha YZ450F launch. All media outlets are under a manufacture embargo so we can’t talk about our first day of testing for another week but wanted to give our viewers some RAW footage from the day. Enjoy the 2020 Yamaha […]

2020 YAMAHA MOTOCROSS MODELS ANNOUNCED: SURPRISE COLOR OPTION

Yamaha’s YZ450F and YZ250F are built on a platform unlike anything else in the world and that platform returns for 2020 with a big updates and a color option that might surprise you. The YZ two-stroke line also returns for 2020 with minor update but thats not necessarily a bad thing. We love that Yamaha […]

2018 YAMAHA YZ450F MOTOCROSS BUILD: DUBYA USA PROJECT GRANDPA

On this week’s 4-Stroke Project Spotlight the main focus is our 2018 Yamaha YZ450F motocross project with long-time test rider Pete “Grandpa” Murray. It’s pretty amazing how drastically different our Yamaha looked and performed after the changes we made. This week’s Thumper Theater features a nitromethane burning hillclimb machine, 2019 Yamaha YZ450F in the raw […]

Fant Files: James Stewart’s 2009 Championship Yamaha

In 2009 James Stewart and Chad Reed brought a lot of heat to the Supercross season. The two would battle the entire length of the season and brought millions of fans to their feet each weekend. We were fortunate enough to come across James’s 2009 Championship winning Yamaha at Tom White’s Early Years of Motocross […]