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YZ450FX

2024 YAMAHA YZ450FX: RACE TEST

The formula seems a little lazy. You take a motocross bike, install a kickstand and an 18-inch rear wheel, then soften up the suspension. Presto chango, instant offroad bike. Weirdly enough, it’s a formula that works. Big power and modern…
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YAMAHA WR450F VS YZ450FX

Question: When is an off-road bike not an off-road bike? Answer: When it’s a Yamaha YZ450FX. The FX, along with a whole class of “closed-course competition cross-country” products, might be what we dirt bike enthusiasts consider off-road,…
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RIDING THE YAMAHA YZ450FX OFF-ROAD RACER

Yamaha’s rebirth as a maker of competition off-road bikes is now complete with the release of the 2016 YZ450FX. This is a race bike of the type that, until last year, we thought we would never see from a Japanese company. It’s designed…
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YAMAHA’S NEW ELECTRIC-START YZ450FX

Yamaha announced some of its remaining 2016 models this week at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin, California. The big news for the off-road world was the introduction of two new 450s based on the YZ450F motocross bike. One…
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