2009 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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Yamaha YZ 450F

2009 Yamaha YZ450F

When you’ve got a bunch of 450s throwing dirt at popular moto tracks Racetown, conditions can get rough So one can only imagine how much it is the day after with zero prep. And this is the exactly the of situation in which you want to be a Yamaha. because when are at their foulest, the YZ450F is at its

Charging on the Yamaha is easiest in the stuff. As in years past, the suspension is ridiculously smooth and

One of the biggest attributes of last machine was how supple its Kayaba felt. And we’re happy to that this impressive is back. If you’re looking for the comfortable motocrosser, then you can reading right here the YZ450F is it.

“Without a doubt, the is my favorite thing about bike,” said Armstrong. fork is super plush and up everything in its path.”

“Cadillac. This bike is the of the lot,” said Simon. fork and shock were really plush feeling and up everything, high- and low-speed, matter. Definitely the most suspension out of all the bikes.”

In addition to the outstanding suspension compliance, you set rider sag (between 102-106mm), not going to need to make a lot of adjustments, as the baseline suspension out of the box suited our group well. the day our Yamaha tech had to have bored out of his mind because of our testers felt the need to nearly any adjustments.

Although the YZ450F benefits from a new rear suspension linkage, and hub, we couldn’t notice a What we did perceive however, are the mild-mannered handling traits we on last year’s bike. the Yamaha isn’t the sharpest it does turn well and catches the rider off guard.

Add in the chassis and high level of and it seems nothing can faze the

The YZ450F is fairly mellow in the but it loves going in deep and its big set of brakes to get slowed down.

Yamaha is probably the mildest bike here,” remarked “It turns easy and is good most of the time, in the really tight stuff. it was hard to get it to dive in and sometimes the end wanted to push a little at

Simon’s comments echo observations: “I think have some improvements to do The bike just doesn’t to get down in and lay over when in super rutted and tight What I really like is how good it is in the flat corners. It tracks really well.”

though the Yamaha isn’t the in the really tight stuff, into the corner was an area in all of our testers really appreciated the strong set of brakes.

“All the brakes on these are pretty good,” said “But the Yamaha’s are just a stronger, which lets you into the corner a bit faster.”

The common adjective you’d our testers use to describe the Yamaha’s was slow. And when ridden with the three fuel-injected it does, in fact, feel more sluggish. But a look at its chart proves that the isn’t slow it all. In of peak power, only two separate it from the class-leading Problem is that you don’t around at maximum power all the

You ride through the rest of the rev and this is where the Yamaha compared to the other bikes.

doesn’t necessarily equate to As the only carbureted Japanese the Yamaha isn’t as snappy as the machines.

Yamaha YZ 450F
Yamaha YZ 450F

“The thing the Yamaha’s engine is that deceiving,” remarked professional road racer and vet intermediate Jeremy Toye. “Its comes on soft and takes a to spool up, but when you’ve got it near the top it actually goes good. Not as good as the other though.”

Simon’s two-cents on the Yamaha: very smooth and easy to Doesn’t have the throttle or the torque of the EFI bikes but in the end it makes it to ride. By no means is the motor but it’s not quite at the same the others seem to be.”

In the Yamaha’s mellow power could bode extremely for a rider looking for something than a 250F but not quite as as an EFI 450. Plain and simple, the power is easy for anyone to and won’t wear a rider Not only that, it’s the bike that is still so it’s easy to start and has far engine character than the computer controlled bikes making it entertaining to ride.

In the end, the engine isn’t the but it is the tamest and that’s the YZ’s

Yamaha may be behind in the technology war of but there’s still plenty of qualities about the YZ450F.

Due to its bottom end, working the seems to be a necessicity on the Yamaha in to get the power up. Fortunately, the Yamaha has one of the clutch pulls and is completely of any hint of fade.

Both and Minor reported issues the five-speed transmission. For Armstrong it was a of false neutrals between and third gear, and for Minor it was the amount of shift force to shift gears. Both enamored with the high-quality aluminum handlebars, however, come standard on the YZ450F.

plus is that the top triple offers two sets of mounting which allow the rider to the handle bars at standard 10mm back or 10 or 20mm The Blue machine also use of the widest size footpegs, help disburse impact when landing jumps.

There is no doubt in any of our testers that the YZ450F is the easiest to just hop on and ride. Its forgiving mellow powerband, and trustworthy make it a solid choice.

Yamaha YZ 450F
Yamaha YZ 450F
Yamaha YZ 450F
Yamaha YZ 450F
Yamaha YZ 450F
Yamaha YZ 450F


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